Understanding Australia’s no-fault divorce

Understanding Australia’s no-fault divorce

The United Kingdom has passed laws to allow same sex couples to marry. The law officially changed at midnight on the 29th of March 2014 and was hailed by the Prime Minister David Cameron as a necessary change. He said yesterday that "when people's love is divided by law, it is that law that needs to change". The UK joins 14 other countries and countless other states and territories of Europe and America who have all legalised same sex marriage among their citizens. In addition to marriage being legalised in the UK, couples in Australia who have a British passport will be allowed to marry at British consulates throughout Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott claimed that he had no objection to this occurring. However, those marriages will not be recognised in Australia. This is a step in the right direction for same sex marriage in Australia. You can read the full story here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/29/gay-couples-wed-same-sex-marriage