"There's nothing like international travel for defining who you are," Sydney Morning Herald columnist Jacqueline Tomlins writes at the start of her column on filling out customs forms, and the constant reminder for gay and lesbian travelers that the laws of the land are ever changing.
''We're a same-sex family -- two mums, three kids, married some places, not others -- one form or two?'' Tomlins recalls asking a flight attendant on a recent flight through Los Angeles. She and her partner live in Melbourne, but were married in Canada.
After returning to Australia, the couple lodged an application in the family court to determine the legal status of their marriage. Shortly after, the constitution was amended to exclude the recognition of same-sex couples' foreign unions. Click here for more info.
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