The first hurdle in finally catching up with the rest of the world has been jumped!
Now all that needs to happen is for the Act to be passed, a date of implementation set and new guidelines and forms to be made available to celebrants.
When can gay couples be married in Canberra? A good question! It will depend on when the government decides to start the new Act from. But remember, you will have to provide a minimum of one months notice of marriage (under current rules) before you can be married.
Once we know more about when this will all happen, it will be possible to start planning your long awaited wedding. Yay!
(update – the law was passed with effect 9 December 2017)