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The World Redefines Marriage - Now It's Australia's Turn

Redefining Marriage

In the wake of the US legal decision to embrace marriage equality across all states, and Ireland’s popular vote, pressure is building for Australia to follow suit.

According to family lawyers the push is not for a politician’s conscience vote but for a nationwide referendum.

Adams Wilson’s own family law specialist Michael Kilmartin says the issue is not one for the politicians but for the people of Australia.

"Marriage as we know it has evolved over centuries and the concept of committed relationships continues to be a subject for social change," Michael says.

"The American ruling is a landmark decision and while it's not legally binding on us, it puts social pressure on Australia to change."

With marriage equality already embraced in UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and the US, the question remains if we will see any change to the Marriage Act here.

Read the full article at Brisbane Legal


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