Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia as Parliament passes historic law By Michael Koziol Updated December 8, 2017 — 12.30am first published December 7, 2017 — 10.40am
Legal. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
In the landmark 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay
1980/81 – Victoria decriminalises male acts of homosexuality. A common age of consent is set at 18 years of age. 1982 – NSW becomes the first state in Australia to pass laws prohibiting
Since 9 December 2017, same-sex marriages that took place overseas are generally recognised in Australia. If we recognise your marriage, you can’t get married again in Australia. But you may choose to hold another type of ceremony, such as: confirmation of vows; recommitment ceremony; Family law and same-sex divorce in Australia and overseas. From 9 December …
Gay marriage is illegal in Australia. Gay marriage is illegal in Australia
The history of same-sex marriage in Australia includes its express prohibition by the Howard Government in 2004 and its eventual legalisation by the Parliament in December 2017. Although a same-sex marriage law was passed by the Australian Capital Territory in 2013, it was struck down by the High Court on the basis of inconsistency with federal law.