On 9 December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 commenced to redefined marriage as the “union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. Prior to these changes Michele was already conducting gay commitment ceremonies, demonstrating her support for the gay community.
The variation of this Act means the right to marry under Australian law is no longer determined by sex or gender. Consequently same-sex couples now have the same rights under the Marriage Act as all other couples.
The procedures and legal requirements are identical for all couples, whether straight or gay. Couples also now have a choice about how they refer to their fiancé following marriage - wife, husband or spouse. The change extends to prior marriage(s) and the same legal expectations apply.
Michele welcomes marriage inquiries from gay couples. She can inform you about the legalities as well as discuss your needs for your ceremony.
Why not call her to have a chat today?