With respect to the recognition of same-sex unions, the Act has been amended in and Bob Brown also quoted as Australia having a "straight Australia policy". Australian Bureau of Statistics. All rights reserved.
The Age. The Border Mail. Crosby Textor . The Courier Mail. Leader News Corp. The bill subsequently received royal assentbecoming the Marriage Amendment Act Hodges on June 26,
WA News. Tarrant CountyTexas' third-most populous county, issued same-sex marriage licenses. Australian Marriage Equality.
Texas Lyceum. That this National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to treat with dignity and respect all members of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples.
In the event of an unexpected end to a de facto relationship such as death of a partner , the surviving partner must often prove the existence of a relationship in order to be registered as the next of kin on a death certificate and receive government bereavement payments and access to a partner's superannuation.
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