Many gay and lesbian couples were so frustrated with the out dated marriage laws here in Australia that they flew overseas and were legally married in another country such as the US, New Zealand or United Kingdom.

If you haven’t already, make sure you register that marriage here in Australia.  Because on the date that the Australian legislation is passed approving and recognising same sex marriage equality, your overseas or embassy wedding will be approved and recognised here in Australia as a legal wedding – so you will be legally married in the eyes of the Australian Government.

So there is NO need for you to have another wedding to have that recognised here in Australia – in fact, it is against the law to be married twice!