Thursday, 12 December 2013

Australia Bans Gay Marriage

After yesterday's devastating news that India has re-criminalised homosexuality, Australia has now rescinded gay marriage, annulling 27 unions in the Capital Territory.

Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings.

But the national government challenged the decision, saying it was inconsistent with federal laws.

Some 27 couples who married since the law came into effect last weekend will now have their unions declared invalid.

The court said the issue should be decided by parliament - which in September 2012 voted down gay marriage legislation. 

This is a dark day for human rights, but what do you expect from a Prime Minister who describes gay marriage as the 'fashion of the moment'?

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