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Same-Sex Marriage

On 9 December 2017 legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in Australia was passed into law. The Marriage Amendment (Definitions and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 redefines the definition of marriage in Australia as:

‘the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’

Other requirements for getting married in Australia have not changed. Couples are still required to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with their preferred Authorised Marriage Celebrant at least one calendar month before their desired marriage date.

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