TAG: Same-sex marriage
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 […]
On Friday, 4 May 2012, Professor John Williams and Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School appeared before the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give evidence in support of the submission made by a number of University of Adelaide scholars. The full submission, and a brief overview of it, is available here. On […]
The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently undertaking an investigation into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010. The Bill aims to create marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity by amending the definition of ‘marriage’ in the Marriage Act 1961. In the House of Representatives, there is […]