Tasmania to Recognize Marriages
BY Advocate.com Editors
August 31 2010 9:45 AM ET
The parliament of Tasmania approved a law to recognize same-sex marriages and civil unions registered in other Australian states or countries.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the amendment to the Relationships Act was supported by all but three of the 25 MPs in the Lower House.
ABC reported that attorney general Lara Giddings said, "This is really a small step, but a significant and important step for those people who have registered or been through a civil union process elsewhere around the world and want us to recognise that relationship as indeed being in existence.”