Marriage and relationships

Marriage and relationships issues.

Press release from Attorney-General Hon. Robert McClelland MP on Certificates of Non-impediment (CNI) for Australians wishing to marry overseas

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HON. ROBERT McCLELLAND MP MEDIA STATEMENT Monday, 5 December 2011 CERTIFICATES OF NON-IMPEDIMENT Attorney-General Robert McClelland today welcomed the resolution of the Australian Labor Party National Conference on Certificates of Non-Impediment (CNI). The Government will give full effect to the resolution of Conference and allow CNIs to be issued to same sex couples on…
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Speech on marriage equality by Senator John Faulkner at 46th ALP National Conference 2011, Darling Harbour, 3 December 2011

Speech on marriage equality by Senator John Faulkner at 46th ALP National Conference 2011, Darling Harbour, 3 December 2011

OII Australia applauds Labor Senator John Faulkner for his speech and its resounding words about human rights, made on Saturday 3rd December during Labor’s National Conference. Human rights can never be at the mercy of individual opinions or individual prejudices. They are not privileges to be extended to one person and denied to another according…
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Marriage Equality at ALP National Conference, Sydney, 3rd December 2011

OII Australia members were inside the Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference at Darling Harbour and supported the marriage equality rally outside the conference venue on Saturday December 3 2011. Intersex Australians lost the right to marriage when the Howard Liberal federal government amended the Marriage Act 1961, changing the definition of marriages as between…
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Ninth day of intersex: Domestic violence

On the Ninth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to domestic violence and how that affects intersex lives. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be…
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Sixth day of intersex: Marriage

On the Sixth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and the right to marry. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of…
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Rally for marriage equality rally in Sydney, 13 August

We have published some photographs from last Saturday’s rally for marriage equality in Sydney. Members of OII Australia often choose to attend these events because intersex people do not have the equal right to marriage in Australia under the amendments to the Marriage Act 1961. Although we did not contribute a speech on the lack…
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Rally for marriage equality, Sydney, 19 March 2011

Rally for marriage equality, Sydney, 19 March 2011

Intersex Sydneysiders are joining with our allies in the LGBTI cross-community coalition to rally for marriage equality in the city on Saturday 19th March from 1pm. As with previous rallies, it will be held at the Sydney Town Hall and the procession will continue through the surrounding streets. OII Australia asks all intersex people in…
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