Consumer Alert. Check out beta. Retrieved February 12, Despite having support of the major parties the bill was contested by sections of the community, human rights groups and some minor political parties. In their mind it's something that's illegal, it's something that's not allowed, it's very sinful," said the year-old who is originally from South Korea.
New South Wales Legislation.
Alternative Titles: same-sex partnership, same-sex union. More About. 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. Retrieved 24 September In their view, because male and female are both necessary for procreation, the privileges of marriage should be available only to opposite-sex couples.
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United Kingdom British Antarctic Territory. It received royal assent on March 9, However, if [New South Wales] chooses to exercise that power and enact a law for same-sex marriage, the law could be subject to challenge in the High Court of Australia"  and that no current arguments "present an absolute impediment to achieving state-based or Commonwealth marriage equality".
Retrieved 26 May It's a very strong statement across the world about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights," said year-old Cullingworth.
Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territories , though marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands. Northern Territory. It also allows one member of a same-sex couple to adopt the biological child of their partner.