The reforms ensured that same-sex couples were for the first time under Australian law recognised as a couple akin to opposite-sex partners. Anglican Church of Australia. Who did and didn't vote in the House of Representatives". Applications are now being treated on equal terms with applications received from heterosexual partners. During the bill's second reading, Anthony AlbaneseLabor MP for Grayndler said, "what has caused offence is why the Government has rushed in this legislation in what is possibly the last fortnight of parliamentary sittings. Here is a timeline of key moments in marriage rights in Australia.
This may be prepared at any time and is legal from the time it is made, but must meet other requirements, such as joint commitments, before being recognised as domestic partners. Options for gay men, lesbians and persons of trans-gender identity Legislative protection against discrimination Discrimination against people on the ground of their sexual orientation and trans-gender identity remains an issue of serious concern adversely affecting the rights of individuals. October 12, Herald Sun.
In the past same sex partners have been discriminated against in relation to travel and transfer entitlements, bereavement leave and expense allowances.