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Australia and India have cancelled all same-sex marriages in the country

A Christian perspective on news of religion and the world 13.12.2013 at 05:45

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High court of Australia made the decision on cancellation of same-sex marriages and acknowledged recently enacted law on the legalization of gay marriage contradicting to the Federal legislation, informs television company ABC.

The document explains that adopted in Canberra law on the legalization of gay marriage contradicts with the Federal law 1961, defining marriage as a Union between a man and a woman.

According to the court decision to legalize same-sex marriages is in the competence of the Parliament. Australian Parliament considered the bill in 2012 and did not accept it.

Recall that introduce legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage, the Australian capital territory was adopted on 22 October 2013 and entered into force on 7 December 2013.

Australian capital territory became the first region in Australia, legalizovavshim such marriages. As previously reported, in the Australian capital since the law came into force on 27 marriages of same-sex couples, now all they will be cancelled.

Current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, elected this year, has promised to oppose the conclusion of same-sex marriages.

currently, same-sex marriages in 15 countries, including the Netherlands, France, countries of Scandinavia, Brazil and New Zealand. In the United States, Mexico and the UK marriages between persons of the same sex resolved at the regional level. On the eve of the Supreme court of India also recognized gay marriage outside the law.