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If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia

"If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia?"

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If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia?

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No, not at present (2016). In order for a gay marriage to be recognised by the Australian Government, the law (in Australia) would need to be changed accordingly. Gay couples who are married overseas are not recognised as married under Australian Law, however a gay couple is considered to be married by any country that currently allows legal same sex marriage.

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Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?

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The Act that needs to be modified to allow same sex gay marriages (in Australia) is the Australian Marriage Act 1961.

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Yes, I fully support the rights of gay and same sex couples to marry in Australia.

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Do you think the law regarding same sex and gay marriage will ever change in Australia?

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Yes, I do think the law regarding same sex marriage in Australia will change. The influence of the Catholic Church on social beliefs has largely dimininished over the past 50 years in Australia, paving the way for more expansive views.

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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

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Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal.

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How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?

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My belief is that the laws regarding Gay Marriage in Australia will be drmatically constested over the next decade, with a possible modification to the Australian Marriage Act.

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If my State acknowledges Civil Unions does that mean Gay Marriage is Legally Binding in my State?

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Whilst your State may acknowledge Civil Unions, marriage between same-sex couples is not legally binding, because the Marriage Act 1961 is Federal Legislation (as apposed to State Legislation).

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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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What does the Marriage Act Cover?

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The Act is mainly related to who can marry, and under which circumstances marriages will (and will not) be recognised.

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Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?

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Yes, it is illegal for me to use words from the Montum and Legal Vow section of the Australian Marriage Act when marrying gay same sex couples.

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Chirnside Park Country Club provides several fantastic ceremony options for couples who are getting married.

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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you entry into Australia, and potentially marry your intended fiance (utilising your visa's nine month validity period).

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If we have an Interfaith wedding in Australia will it be recognised in our country of origin?

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It really depends on which country you are from. Some countries such as Indonesia, will recognise an Interfaith marriage, but only if it is performed legally in a country where it is admissable.

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Where can I find a legal Civil Celebrant who performs marriages in Australia for couples from overseas?

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I am a legal marriage celebrant, with a wide range of expertise to ensure that you are legally married in Australia.

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How do we go about getting married in Australia?

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I am an International Marriage Consultant, so I can assist you every step of the way to being legally married in Australia.

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Can you perform a marriage ceremony in any state in Australia?

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Yes, the only difference is that I have to file the marriage papers with the 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' office in the state where the marriage is solemnised.

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Do you marry many gay same sex couples?

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Yes, I marry many gay same sex couples, although it is called a committment ceremony not a wedding ceremony. This is done to distinguish gay unions from legal civil unions.

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Can we live together prior to marriage?

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Yes, 80% of couples getting married in Australia (according to 2012 statistics), live together prior to marriage.

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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Are we legally allowed to be married on a Boat in Australia?

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Yes, provided that the boat is within Australian waters.

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Are we able to get married at a Yacht Club in the Bayside area of Melbourne?

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Yes, with right permissions, many yacht clubs in the Melbourne bayside will allow you to get married.

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