Herald Sun. The ability for same-sex couples to legally adopt a child. Archived from the original PDF on 13 August
Background Notes Top Contributors Ausyk 11 contributions. This may be prepared at any time and is legal from the time it is made, but must meet other requirements, such as joint commitments, before being recognised as domestic partners. Retrieved 24 March Position of the political parties The 43rd Parliament saw a shift in political party attitudes to same-sex marriage.
The Parliament passed a motion calling on the federal government to have a conscience vote on a same-sex marriage bill in September History Homosexual activity in Western Australia?
Archived from the original on 26 October It was to be repealed and civil unions were to be no longer accessible to same-sex couples upon commencement of the Marriage Equality Same Sex Actwhich if not struck down by the High Court would have permanently legalised same-sex marriage in the territory.
Archived from the original on 30 September The primary input to the first three weekly estimates, issued at the National level only, was Australia Post 's assessment of the number of containers of sorted envelopes rather than counts of individual forms.
The Act also created new homosexual-oriented offences under state law, including making it a crime for a person to " Western Australia passed the state Equal Opportunity Act in
Background Same-sex marriage has been on the political agenda in Australia for several years, as part of the broader debate about the legal recognition of same-sex relationships. In October , the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturned a decision by the Foreign Affairs Department refusing to issue a transgender woman a passport listing her as female because she was married to a woman.
In July , Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. Support for the law came from both the Flemish-speaking North and the French-speaking South, and the law generated surprisingly little controversy across the country. Five years later, in January , the Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples.