December 7, - The US Supreme Court announces it will hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. October 7, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Colorado and Indiana.
Tony Abbott has traditionally opposed same-sex marriage, and in the parliamentary debates on the same-sex marriage Bills, Coalition MPs were not allowed a conscience vote. Right to change legal gender without sex reassignment surgery.
May 20, - District Judge John E. Change of sex marker on birth certificate does not require sex reassignment surgery. The West.
November 13, - Governor Neil Abercrombie signs legislation making Hawaii the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The 43rd Parliament saw an increased focus on the subject of same-sex marriage, with a flurry of legislative activity, including three Bills designed to amend the Marriage Act in order to allow people the right to marry, irrespective of their sex one Bill was introduced by Labor backbencher Stephen Jones, one by Greens MP Adam Bandt and Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and one by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
Fact Check answers your questions on some of the other issues. If that argument is accepted, then a state law allowing same-sex marriage would not be inconsistent with Commonwealth law as the Commonwealth could not make laws in relation to same-sex marriage.
ABC News. The 43rd Parliament saw a shift in political party attitudes to same-sex marriage. The other three jurisdictions being Tasmania and South Australia.
Another "fact" you may wish to consider is the advice provided to the ACT by Stephen Gageler, now High Court judge, then solicitor-general for the Commonwealth. The opinion is not about the Marriage Equality Bill, which has just been passed. The judge stays implementation of the ruling pending appeals.
While legislative ceremonies were removed from the Bill, an administrative ceremony may be performed by a representative the ACT Register-General. Legal status of same-sex unions. The Australian.