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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Full Judgement of B&B Case Now Available

h/t to Thinking Anglicans. Here's the pdf and here are what I think are the key excerpts: 8. In our parliamentary democracy it is for parliament to frame laws which reflect these changes in attitude or which give a lead to such changes. Whatever may have been the position in past centuries it is no […]

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Christian Couple Lose First Round of “B&B” Case

This just in from the Christian Institute The Christian owners of a guesthouse who restrict double rooms to married coupes have been ordered to pay £3,600 in damages to a homosexual couple, but leave to appeal has been granted. Earlier today His Hon. Judge Andrew Rutherford declared it was unlawful for Peter and Hazelmary Bull […]

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