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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.

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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 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.

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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'.

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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).

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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 does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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What is Nullity of Marriage?

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This is the Australian term used to describe a marriage that is not legal, because it was solemnised based on tenous, illegal, fraudulaent or deceptive means.

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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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What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?

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Marriage Regulations 1963 are designed to facilitate the Australian Marriage Act 1961. Think of the regulations as the practical application of the 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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Which Act covers weddings in Australia?

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Marriage Act 1961.

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Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act?

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You can view an online copy of the 'Australian Marriage Act 1961', by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

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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.

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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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What is Consanguinity?

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This is the term used to describe intimate relationships between people who are related.

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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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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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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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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 are some examples of impediment to marriage?

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Some examples my include, being married to someone already (not divorced), being too closely related or being of non-marriagable age (being a minor).

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Is it legal to marry a minor in Australia?

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Yes, provided that the minor has reached the minimum age of 16, and received parental, guardian or judicial consent.

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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.

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Can 2 minors marry each other in Australia?

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No, one partner must be a least 18 years of age.

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