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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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What form do I need in order to apply to be married?

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You will need to complate a Notice of Intended Marriage.

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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 there any copyright issues when printing the order of service?

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What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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I am planning an outdoor wedding, do I need a contingency plan?

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Yes, you always need to consider extreme weather conditions (hot or cold), and have a secondary indoor option.

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