Main article: Public opinion of same-sex marriage in Australia. As of 1 Januaryof the local governments also known as "councils" or "shires" in Australia, a total of 62 are known to have passed formal motions in support of the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Archived from the original on 8 February Cook Islands Niue. Same-sex couples have access to domestic partnership registries otherwise known as registered relationships in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.
Today Partner 1 and Partner 2 will join in heart, body, mind, and spirit. They have invited us here to rejoice, celebrate, and bear witness to their union. We recognize and respect the covenant you have made here this day before God and all of us as witnesses. But the greatest of these is love.
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A person who had a same-sex de facto partner was treated as a single person. The bill subsequently received royal assentbecoming the Marriage Amendment Act Archived from the original on 8 February My partner and I asked Genevieve to be our celebrant for our wedding day.
And if somebody higher up in politics takes note, that would be lovely too. Retrieved 15 November
This is a wonderful way to celebrate your love, perhaps in the presence of your family and friends at a venue of your choice, and in whatever style you choose. The Civil Union Act granted many of the same rights to same-sex couples as people married under the Marriage Act Learn more.
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