Archived from the original on 10 March The laws also punished sodomy between heterosexual partners, but did not apply to lesbian relationships. Marriage links a child to a mother and father Changing the definition of marriage would thus be a blow to parenthood generally, with the State withdrawing its interest in promoting the stability of parenthood.
The age of consent laws of all states and territories of Australia apply equally regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of participants. Retrieved 6 October Retrieved 26 July
Reflecting this move away from the traditional, nuclear family and the rise of more couple families without children, is the size of families. However, there are some limitations associated with same-sex couple data from the Census that need to be considered: The Census only measures relationships in each household, which means we don't count those relationships which extend beyond the household.
Same-sex-parented families have higher visibility in the community than ever before. The Census had special procedures for reporting sex or gender diversity and these results have been reported elsewhere in Sex and Gender Diversity in the Census. Download as PDF Printable version.
Retrieved 21 September Defence Force policy was amended to allow transgender Australians to openly serve in These provisions were maintained in criminal sodomy laws passed by 19th century colonial parliaments, and subsequently by state parliaments after Federation.
Royal assent was granted on 5 May State governments have come under increasing pressure to enact legislation to ban and crack down on the use of the pseudoscientific practice. Sydney Star Observer. Archived from the original on 11 March Retrieved 6 October Footnote s : a No religion includes secular beliefs e.