Despite passing a resolution at the party's national conference in December to support same-sex marriage, the party held a conscience vote when two private member's bill 's to legalise same-sex marriage were debated in the Parliament in September Retrieved 4 December Archived from the original PDF on 27 March In introducing federal discrimination protections for LGBTI people, the Gillard Government promised that religious bodies would be exempt, unless they were aged care providers receiving Commonwealth funding.
Archived from the original on 3 January The table below shows the results of opinion polls conducted to ascertain the level of support for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Australia. This can present difficulties when de facto relationships are legally contested by other people, usually other family members.
Marriage performed. De facto relationships often face an onerous burden of proof before rights that are automatically granted to married couples can be accessed.
Participation by state was highest in the ACT, which had an Follow Us. Independent 1. The Age. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Old Parliament House. Common-law marriage. Yes Since Refer to Schedule 1, Part 5 of the Act.