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Rob Griffith, APWestern Australian politician Stephen Dawson, right, gives his husband Dennis Liddelow a kiss after they married in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Same-sex weddings begin in Australia, but marriages could be short lived

Friday, December 6, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119545" align="alignleft" width="665"] Rob Griffith, APWestern Australian politician Stephen Dawson, right, gives his husband Dennis Liddelow a kiss after they married in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.[/caption] CANBERRA, Australia -- A state lawmaker and his partner dressed in... [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex couples in Australia capital allowed to wed ahead of court ruling

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's first same-sex weddings can take place this weekend after the nation's highest court decided to rule next week on the law allowing gay marriage in the national capital. [ Read more → ]
Tasmania

Tasmania lawmakers defer same-sex marriage debate to federal parliament

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
HOBART, Tasmania -- A motion to revive the debate over same-sex marriage in Tasmania's parliament was defeated in the Upper House Legislative Council Tuesday, as local MP's voted to leave the question up to the Federal Parliament in Canberra. [ Read more → ]
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Australian Capital Territory votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, October 21, 2013
CANBERRA, Australia -- A provincial parliament in Australia has become the country's first to pass a law that allows same-sex marriages. But the federal government has threatened a court challenge. [ Read more → ]
Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister signals challenge to capital’s gay marriage bill

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Newly elected Australian prime minster Tony Abbott said this week that his government is considering possibly blocking the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) proposed same-sex marriage legislation. [ Read more → ]
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Christian lobby vows to block same-sex marriage efforts in Australian capital

Saturday, September 14, 2013
CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian Christian Lobby, a powerful anti-gay political faction, announced this week that it will exert pressure on Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott, to override the Australian Capital Territory's proposed marriage equality law by passing a bill in the federal parliament to block the effort. [ Read more → ]
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