The Marriage Act was introduced inand prior to did not explicitly define the legal meaning of the word "marriage". De facto relationships also have different time eligibility requirements than marriages under laws relating to Centrelinkmigration, family law matters and assisted reproduction.
Canberra Times. Wikimedia Commons. See also Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
Over one third of same-sex marriages have been in New South Wales, with 1, same-sex marriages making up
Legislation Northern Territory. Marriage and "matrimonial causes" are supported by sections 51 xxi and xxii of the Constitution. Archived from the original on 10 March Main article: Transgender rights in Australia. Retrieved 13 July Brisbane Times.
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Retrieved 18 December The schemes include state-sanctioned ceremonies that are similar to marriage ceremonies. Labor Twomey argues that the answer to this question is unclear and unknowable until the High Court decides. Canberra: Parliamentary Library Australia.