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

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

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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). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does the term Legally Binding mean with regard to Marriage?

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This means that the marriage must be followed according to legal provisions. Since marriage is a contract between 2 people, the word 'binding' ensures that the terms of the contract are adhered to. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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In which state of Australia do you perform Civil Ceremonies?

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Victoria. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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How does the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia get changed?

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To change the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia, a Bill (a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law) is introduced in the Senate. The Bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What do I do if I have lost my Birth Certificate?

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You need to apply for a new one from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state of your birth. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Do you also MC weddings?

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Yes, in addition to being a Civil Celebrant, I am also an experienced MC. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants in Croydon?

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My name is Tim Manger, I am a civil marriage celebrant who marries many couples in the croydon area each year, including the surrounding parks and local wedding venues. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What is the difference between a Civil Celebrant and a Minister of a Church?

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A Civil Celebrant is secular (not associated with religion or spiritual beliefs), whereas a Minister of a Church is bound by the doctrine of their faith. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can you do a Welcome to Country at our ceremony?

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Yes, I believe it is important to acknowledge (if requested) the indigenous people of our land. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Do I need to obtain a copyright for literary works at my ceremony?

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No, but you should acknowledge any literary works that are verbally reproduced during your ceremony. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does it mean to use a name by Association?

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Using a name by association simply means you adopt a name by using it. Whilst it is not legal (ie; you can't use it to get a passport, social security or insurance), it is not illegal. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does the term Never Validly Married mean?

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The entire phrase 'Never Validly Married', simply means never having been married, however the word 'Valid' refers to marriages that are legally binding. Marriages that a terminated by a 'Declaration of Nullity' are not considered to ever have been legal, therefore 'invalid'. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?

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The term Impediment refers to any obstruction or hindrance (that may prevent the marriage from proceeding legally). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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