Australia Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage (In One Very Particular Instance)

4“[Australia] will legally recognize same-sex marriages in cases where the marriage was originally registered between a male and a female, and one partner subsequently transitions. The change, brought about by the Same Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws) Act 2008, means that after that July 1, there will be legally-recognised same-sex marriages in Australia. Previously, couples in this situation faced ‘state-enforced divorce’ as their marriages were dissolved when one partner transitioned. “[SX News]