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.
- 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.