Gay registry is approved. Same-sex, defacto couples win rights..

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    Apr 09, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    GAY and unmarried couples will be able to register their relationships for the first time in Victoria's (Oz) history after a landmark vote in parliament 2 nights ago.

    Being a White indigenous Aussie, 6 ^ Generations born to Oz, and my Family had been Victorians all that time, on my line. So it's about time, One got rights new comers get, children of new comers have.

    But.....One will not partake. One dose not need a peace of paper, to say "I love U!" Pulse this will Only allow One to make a commitment with only one, of My two Men.

    But happy for the ones whom feel they need it.
    This now puts Victoria ahead of the USA in Homosexual rights too.
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    Apr 09, 2008 11:06 PM GMT
    I don't think its so much the paper that says "I love you" its more the idea behind it and the fact that they should not get equal rights as heterosexual couples.

    At the end of the day, equality is what we are working for, so every little thing counts towards to bigger goal.
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    Apr 09, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    Um... homosexuals have many of the same rights as anyone else in some US states.....

    Does the decision in Victoria count for all of Aussieland?
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    Apr 09, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    Things are getting sad here in the states.

    I mean. Places with civil rights records like South Africa, and Uruguay have civil unions or gay marriage. But hey, we lagged behind on universal suffrage, race and gender rights too.
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    Apr 10, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Trance23 saidDoes the decision in Victoria count for all of Aussieland?


    We've had this law in Tasmania for four years now, and the Australian Capital Territory is pretty close to gay civil-union legislation under the new Federal Government. The ACT's laws should apply to other parts of the country but Victoria and Tasmania's will only apply under state laws.

    Sadly, it hasn't been used very much in Tasmania. I think only seven gay couples have registered their relationships. I do think it's about equality for equality's sake. And that's good enough reason for me.