Category Archives: Legal Rights

Have you thought about… equal legal rights?

In conversations about “marriage equality”, we are told that same-sex couples lack legal rights. But is that accurate? Same-sex and de-facto couples are now treated equally when it comes to tax law, protection of income, insurance, and even adoption. Same-sex couples have equal access to government entitlements and superannuation benefits as people in heterosexual relationships.

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Fact Sheet – Legal Rights

Key Points:

  • Both State and Federal laws have recognised the rights of individuals in same-sex relationships in Australia.
  • People in same-sex relationships equal access to government entitlements and superannuation benefits as people in heterosexual relationships.
  • A redefinition of marriage is not necessary to ensure that same-sex couples are protected by the law.
  • Treating different things differently is not unjust discrimination.

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