The status of same sex relationships are now clearer.  From 9 December 2017, sex or gender no longer affects the right to marry under Australian law and same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia.

The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 amends the Marriage Act 1961 to redefine marriage as ‘the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’.