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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. 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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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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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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What makes your ceremonies different to other Celebrants?

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My ceremonies are best described as short, punchy, upbeat, and light-hearted whilst being highly professional. I tend to work with couples who are looking for something more relaxing, fun, yet polished and memorable. I do not stand between the couple (during the ceremony), in fact I stand well-clear of the central focal point (photographers love this). I also perform the entire ceremony completely from memory, without notes (although I do carry an iPad for effect only).. 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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Can you legally marry us outside Australia?

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No. For marriages to be legal in Australia, the ceremony must be solemnised within Australia or within Australian territorial waters. 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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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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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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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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Do Civil Celebrants solemnise more weddings than their religious counterparts?

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Yes. Civil Celebrants account for 70% of all solemnised marriages in Australia (according to 2012 statistics). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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

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We are from overseas and wish to have an Interfaith wedding in Australia?

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Yes, I can definitely assist you with an Interfaith marriage. In Australia, it is perfectly legal for couples of varying denominations to be married. 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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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. 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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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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When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples?

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The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is quite explicit regarding the basic rules for marriage. I expect the rules will be the same for gay same sex couples. There are 3 fundamental rules that determine if you qualify to be married under Australian Law: 1) You cannot be married to anyone else, 2) You must not be directly related to the person you wish to marry, 3) You must be over the age of 18. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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