People in same-sex couples were also much more likely to have a postgraduate degree than people in opposite-sex couples. The schemes include state-sanctioned ceremonies that are similar to marriage ceremonies. Minimal recognition.
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There is an important difference in the source of power of the Commonwealth to legislate over married and de facto relationships. New Age. Western Australia. This applies to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Just over half of employed people in same-sex couples worked as managers or professionals 51 per centcompared with 40 per cent of people in opposite-sex couples.
The state passed legislation removing the forced divorce requirement in Apriland it joined some of the other states and territories in also removing the requirement for a person to have undergone sex reassignment surgery prior to having a change of sex recognised on a birth certificate.
Furthermore, it is possible that individuals in a de facto relationship can be treated substantively different to a person in a marriage. SX News. Nielson . A year-old DJ called Astro Labe was charged following the incident. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Other types of recognition for same-sex couples are also available.
The Census tells us how many same-sex couples live together, as well as the information about characteristics of people in same-sex couple relationships, such as their age, education, income levels and cultural diversity. Archived from the original on 31 March The median age for males in same-sex marriages was By way of comparison, for a married couple, it is enough merely to have been married to attract the jurisdiction of the Court for property and spousal maintenance.
As in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the reforms also enabled the lesbian partner of a woman to be recognised as the parent of her partner's child across state law.