Gay News Network. Retrieved 25 June In Western Australiathe Acts Amendment Lesbian and Gay Law Reform Act removed all remaining legislative discrimination toward sexual orientation by adding the new definition of "de facto partner" into 62 acts, provisions and statutes and created new family law designed to recognise same-sex couples as de facto relationships.
Archived from the original on 26 March 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". Perth Now.
The Age. Given that, prior to the legalisation of same-sex marriage, same-sex couples did not have the option to marry, as heterosexual couples did, these discrepancies could have a particularly discriminatory impact on same-sex couples. The overwhelming majority of same-sex marriages These documents will be presented in a new window.
Academic fields Discourse. November 19, - A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. In Junethe Supreme Court ruled that restricting civil partnerships to same-sex couples was discriminatory. On January 25, Sejm voted upon three separate bills regarding same-sex civil unions in Poland: by the centre-left Democratic Left Allianceliberal Palikot's Movement and centre-right Civic Platform.
The table below shows the results of opinion polls conducted to ascertain the level of support for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Australia. The Act removed distinctions based on a person's gender , sexuality or de facto relationship in approximately 50 acts and regulations.
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