Haz dey dun it?

November 12, 2009 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

The Stanhope government in the ACT might’ve found the loophole that will force the federal government to act, instead of passively recognising same-sex relationships.

After several high-profile attempts to secure and allow same-sex marriages/civil unions in the ACT which were knocked back by two federal governments, the ACT yesterday passed legislation cheekily recognising same-sex civil unions that have been legally officiated, while denying the same to heterosexual couples as they already have the Marriage Act (Cth). Guess who’s not happy?

Background: The ACT or Australian Capital Territory is one of several areas in Australia that fall under federal rule, as compared to states which are semi-sovereign in their own right, but it is the only self-governing capital territory.

Also in Australia, homosexuals have all the same rights, obligations and benefits as heterosexuals, except for ‘marriage’. In my view, marriage is redundant when all else is equal.

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