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Friday, October 25, 2013

Australian Capital Territory Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage


For the first time in Australia, same-sex marriage has been legalized in the Australian Capital Territory, which hosts the Australian capital of Canberra.

The Liberal-National coalition federal government says it plans to quickly challenge the Marriage Equality Bill as contravening the Commonwealth Marriage Act.  Socially-conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to enforce jurisdiction  over the matter.

See Jason Scott, Australian Territory Legalizes Gay Marriage Ahead of Court Test, Bloomberg, Oct. 22, 2013.


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