TAG: same sex marriage
On Friday 4 May 2018, Adelaide Law School presented a symposium on ‘Same Sex Marriage and LGBTIQ Rights in Comparative Perspective’, as part of its Comparative Law Annual Series. The symposium was organised by the postgraduate students in Advanced Comparative Law and supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Grant from the Faculty of the Professions […]
A symposium organised by the postgraduate Advanced Comparative Law class, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide Date: 4 May 2018, 9 am – 5 pm Moot Court, Level 1, Ligertwood Building, The University of Adelaide No attendance fee, but rsvp required. Please note that places are strictly limited. RSVP: Eventbrite by 27 April 2018 […]
A recent open letter to the Prime Minister signed by a number of Australian corporate leaders advocating the legalisation of same sex marriage sparked both approbation, on the basis that they were championing an issue relevant to their businesses, and critique, on the basis that they were improperly intervening on a moral issue. Each side […]
In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster examines some of the problems associated with the proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage. Click here to read Adam’s article.
In an article published on The Conversation today, Dr Adam Webster, explains the proposed changes to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) to provide marriage equality in Australia and the differences between the three bills before the Commonwealth Parliament. Click here to read Adam’s article.
UPCOMING EVENT: Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory: The High Court Steps into the Marriage Debate
The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to present Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Adelaide Law School Stephen McDonald, Hanson Chambers speaking on Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory The High Court steps into the marriage equality debate In December 2013, the High Court decided that same-sex marriage legislation enacted by […]
In December last year, the High Court of Australia decided that the ACT’s Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 was inoperative because it was inconsistent with the federal Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). Key to the Court’s decision was the acceptance by the Court that, if it so chose, the Commonwealth Parliament could make laws providing […]
In the forthcoming edition of the Melbourne University Law Review (Volume 37(2)) Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Adam Webster examine the role of Parliament in constitutional interpretation. The following is the abstract of the article: In Australia, the role of interpreting the Constitution is ultimately for the High Court, but some ‘space’ remains for its interpretation […]
In recent weeks, the United States Supreme Court has clarified the constitutional position on same-sex marriage in that country. In contrast, little has been done to clarify the constitutional position in Australia. In this post, Adelaide Law School PhD Candidate Mark Bruerton debunks some of the constitutional myths that have been used in the marriage equality […]
On Saturday the Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings announced that her government would introduce a Bill to allow same-sex marriage in that State. Giddings claimed she had legal opinions supporting the constitutionality of the measure, including from the Tasmanian Solicitor-General. UNSW constitutional law academic Professor George Williams has also written on the issue claiming State same-sex […]