Yahoo!!! On 7th December, 2017 the Australian Parliament voted a big YES for Marriage Equality in Australia!! If you missed the news you must have been on holidays in Antartica. On 8th December, 2017 the Prime Minister and the Attorney General sat down and changed the Legislation, allowing Same Sex couples to get married in Australia! Extremely exciting and amazingly efficient work!! The rainbows, glitter and unicorn memes will dominate your Social Media for a while to come.
So where to from here!? When can Same Sex couples get Married!?!
Well, from 9th December, 2017 any couple, regardless of their sexual preference, can fill in the new NOIM Form and have this in their Celebrants' possession via an email or in person on the same day. The earliest date of Marriage for any couple, wishing to kick this goal with their NOIM tomorrow, will be 9th January, 2018!!! All of the same rules apply to the NOIM Form & the ability to get married, will depend on you both kicking the relevant goals.
I'm also super excited about the changing of the wording of the Law of Marriage in Australia. I will now get to read this statement in my weddings: " I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to the law. Before you're joined in my presence and the presence of your witnesses, I am to remind you of the relationship of which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to the law in Australia, is the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."
I'm so excited for the future ahead and to be able to Legally marry amazing couples like Laura & Courtney!!! Check out their Real Wedding. Love is definitely the winner, well down Australia!!! Photos Carly Tia