Bitter MPs won't stay silent for long on religious freedom split". Prior to that ruling, reports released by the New South Wales Parliamentary Committee on Social Issues and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute found that a state parliament "has the power to legislate on the topic of marriage, including same-sex marriage. Our data allow us to examine whether relationship recognition policies have unintended negative effects on views toward sexual minorities in general as well as for particular demographic groups such as men, rural populations, and religious individuals. Each of the states and territories introduced their own anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBTI people from discrimination before the Commonwealth did so in The Conversation Media Group Ltd. Since Aprilsame-sex couples can adopt children in all jurisdictions within Australia. A de facto relationship must have ended for the court to make an order for property settlement or spousal maintenance, though this requirement does not exist for married couples.
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Archived from the original on 23 May Retrieved 6 October Expunging criminal convictions for historical gay sex offences" PDF. Under the legislation, same-sex marriages were legally permitted from 7 December