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

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

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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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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 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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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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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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Are you an advocate of Gay and Same Sex Marriages?

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

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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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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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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.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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What is an impediment to marriage?

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This is where there is some obstacle preventing the marriage from proceeding legally.

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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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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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If my partner is travelling on a Holiday Visa can they be legally married while they are in Australia?

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Yes, anybody can be legally married while in Australia.

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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from Vietnam?

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Yes, I can legally marry you if you are from Vietnam.

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Which relatives can I legally marry in Australia?

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You are legally allowed to marry your Cousin, Niece, Nephew, Aunty or Uncle.

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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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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from Singapore?

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Yes, I can legally marry you if you are from Singapore.

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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from Malaysia?

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Yes, I can legally marry you if you are from Malaysia.

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Can I still use my maiden name after I am married?

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Yes, you can legally use either your maiden name or married name (depending on your requirements).

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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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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.

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Yes, I am the Celebrant in the advertisements for Married at First Sight in Melbourne.

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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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