Tag Archives: New South Wales

AUSTRALIA: High Court OK’s Adoption By Lesbian Couple Over Objections By Catholic Birth Mother

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: A court has allowed a four-year-old girl to be adopted by a same-sex couple despite her birth parents’ opposition on the basis of their Catholic faith. The girl was taken from her birth mother at four days old due to the mother’s long history of drug use and conviction for the manslaughter of her infant ...

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AUSTRALIA: Government Apologizes For Mistreatment Of Gay Activists At Historic 1978 March [VIDEO]

From the Sydney Morning Herald: After a wait of nearly 40 years, “78er” Julie McCrossin​ says she was thrilled and emotional to learn that the NSW [New South Wales] government is to apologise for the discrimination and mistreatment that she and other gay rights activists suffered in 1978. The commentator and broadcaster said she understood that she and a group ...

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AUSTRALIA: Parliament Rules That States Can Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

In what is being hailed as a major advance, a committee in Australia’s Parliament has ruled that states are entitled to set their own laws regarding same-sex marriage  The ruling was prompted by a demand for clarity from the state of New South Wales, home to Sydney. The parliamentary committee report, released on Friday, overrules arguments from marriage equality opponents ...

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