Retrieved 13 July However, Gorton's motion had no legal effect as the legality of homosexuality was a matter for state governments. Inthe Keating Government overturned the ban on LGB personnel after a lesbian Australian Army reservist complained to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission that she was dismissed on the grounds of her sexuality.
Sex Files: the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records. Australia legalised same-sex marriage on 9 December The Age. Retrieved 7 August
Same-sex marriage in Oceania. In some states and territories, relationship registers have been created, or arrangements for the recognition of domestic partnerships have been introduced. The federal Marriage Act governs laws relating to marriage in Australia.
From June to Octobersame-sex couples took advantage of this and married in British diplomatic offices across Australia. De facto relationships often face an onerous burden of proof before rights that are automatically granted to married couples can be accessed.
The Civil Union Act granted many of the same rights to same-sex couples as people married under the Marriage Act No actual cases to date. Retrieved Archived from the original on 2 January
Research summary. Birth or citizenship certificates do not need to be amended". ABC News. The law determines who are a child's parents in circumstances in which reproductive technology has created ambiguity by separating reproduction from the biological relationship between a man and a woman.
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Footnote s : a Total with qualifications excludes Level of Education not stated. Australian Broadcasting Corporationn. All Australian jurisdictions have passed legislation that allows men charged or convicted under historical anti-homosexuality laws to apply for expungement, which clears the charge or conviction from their criminal record, and in South Australia, men can apply to have their convictions spent, but not expunged.