Same Sex marriages in Australia Tim Manger - Commitment Celebrant
What are the Road Blocks?
The first and most obvious road
block to couples of the same sex being legally married in Australia
is the Marriage ACT 1961, with particular reference to Part
I [Preliminary], Section 5 [Interpretation], which
defines marriage as 'the union of a man and a woman to the
exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life'.
However, since the Marriage Act
has remained relatively unchanged since 1961, there is a growing
argument that it's definition of marriage may be draconian by
2011 global marriage law standards. Tim has a brief look at some
of the prevailing arguments below.