Marriage Law in Australia - A Brief Survey

One of the arguments raised in the ongoing discussion here in Australia over “gay marriage” is that the Howard Government's Marriage Amendment Bill 2004 [pdf] imposed an unfair and unnecessary restriction upon the understanding of marriage in Australia. The Bill was quite simple – here's the original text: Schedule 1—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961 1  […]

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Extending the Debate on “Gay Marriage”

Last week's local paper, the Mosman Daily, ran an article in the lead-up to the annual Sydney Mardi Gras parade on the topic of “gay marriage”. A local activist had done his work and managed to get some soundbites in,   Gay marriage ban a waste of pollie time     POLITICIANS should focus on […]

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