Lisa Cox, 26 November 2013
In defence of the ACT’s same-sex marriage law, Australian Marriage Equality is seeking to be heard by the High Court.
In their submission, the ACT government’s legal team said that territory-based same-sex marriage laws could operate alongside with the federal Marriage and Family Law Acts. While Commonwealth law prevented the recognition of same-sex marriages solemnised overseas, it did not prohibit same-sex marriages from being created in Australia.
Constitutional law experts working for Australian Marriage Equality argued that the ACT government had not done enough to protect the law from being struck down in the High Court. Marriage advocates argued more could have been done to strengthen the bill.
Cox, L. 2013, ‘Australian Marriage Equality seeking to be heard in defence of same-sex marriage laws’, Canberra Times.Back to News
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