The legislation passed by a vote of 47 to 40, with those against including four votes from the Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 18 December Democrat Senator Andrew Bartlett stated that the legislation devalues his marriage, and Greens Senator Bob Brown referred to John Howard and the legislation as "hateful".
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Trobrianders — tribe, which begin to have sex with 6 years. Same-sex unions in the United States. Section 5. Sonu and Nikesh are two young men who secretly exchanged garlands and wedding rings at the Guruvayoor temple in Julya few months before the Supreme Court decision.
Archived from the original PDF on September 22, I feel our culture is mature, wise and capable of once again seeing and acknowledging how natural same-sex attraction is to a portion of the population.
Retrieved 15 November Retrieved 21 March Also in Julyat the Labor Party National Conference, the party passed a platform amendment allowing the continuation of a free vote on same-sex marriage legislation for Labor MPs for the existing parliamentary term and the next.
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There is an important difference in the source of power of the Commonwealth to legislate over married and de facto relationships. Since , the ACT has recognised civil partnerships which provide same-sex couples with increased rights regarding superannuation, taxation and social security.
The Act defines marriage in Section 5 of the Act as "the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life". Independent 1. Archived from the original on 8 February Namespaces Article Talk.