'The High Court in Canberra have just delivered their verdict regarding same-sex marriages in ACT.
Sadly, they have ruled against the ACT: "Today the High Court decided unanimously that the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013, enacted by the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, cannot operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act
ABC's report is here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-12/h ... ws/5152168
This decision will result in the annulment of the 27 same-sex marriages which have occurred since the weekend.
It appears the ACT case had very little strength, so was unlikely to succeed. Future attempts to change the law will need to have good grounds and a much stronger case to proceed.
Lets hope that this unfortunate decision will encourage and spur on all the States and Territories, as well as all Federal politicians, to work together to form new legislation which will accept change and the will of the people, to legalise same-sex marriages.'
My thoughts are with the couples whose happiness was short-lived.
What are your thoughts on this 'problem'. I feel that it's only a 'problem' because the federal government is making it one.
It's easily solved._. . . . Lena.___________________