ABS noted that the apparent rise might partly reflect an increasing willingness for same-sex couples to disclose their relationship. P de Vos, op. It could also to some extent reflect an increased awareness that counts of same-sex couples are compiled from the Census — giving more reason to supply this information.
A law enabling same-sex couples to marry in these municipalities passed and came into effect on 10 October While The following commentary makes a number of references to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into same-sex marriage Bills.
Key definitions see Census Dictionary, cat. That is, the experience of stigma related to having same-sex parents, which might include experiences of bullying or social exclusion, can be a risk factor for the wellbeing of children. DominicaGrenada and Jamaicawhich are also signatories to the convention, have not agreed to the court's blanket jurisdiction.
This box has a note indicating that 'With children' refers to with children aged 24 and under. They comprised 0. Each national referendum since then has failed.
Although same-sex partners made up a greater proportion of all partners in the 15—24 years age group, the peak age group for numbers of same-sex partners was 35—44 years. Data on same-sex couples first became available in Over the year period from tocouples with children living at home fell as a share of all census families.
If people of faith are forced to act against their conscience, their human rights will also be breached.
Same-sex marriage in Canada BC. By contrast, referendums and plebiscites introduce an element of direct democracy that allows people to have a say. Item 10 of Schedule 1. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions.