The Census noted that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to live with a same-sex partner than non-Indigenous people. Retrieved 7 December I never thought he'd change his mind and vote yes What legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not? The Northern Territory has no laws on surrogacy at all. Federal legislation prevents states from passing their own laws, the court says.
Transgender people are unable to change the sex listed on their birth certificate without medical intervention, except in the ACT and South Australia.
Anti same-sex marriage campaign airs: ‘School told my son he could wear a dress’
Retrieved 8 February Two years later, transgender children no longer required Family Court approval to access puberty blockers. The plan to grant equivalent rights to gays and de factos had been up for discussion sinceand all states eventually agreed, but the change was blocked because the Howard Government insisted on excluding same-sex couples. Retrieved 6 December In introducing federal discrimination protections for LGBTI people, the Gillard Government promised that religious bodies would be exempt, unless they were aged care providers receiving Commonwealth funding. Signout Register Sign in.
Royal assent was granted on 5 May Support for equal rights for same-sex couples. The court did find, however, that "marriage" for the purposes of s51 xxi includes same-sex marriage, thus clarifying that there is no constitutional impediment to the Commonwealth legislating for same-sex marriage in the future. Religious schools and hospitals are exempted from gender identity and orientation protections, but aged-care providers are not. Connect Upload Contact Us. Archived from the original on 10 March