Sat Nov 21, 2009
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In a bind over civil unions
This article by Ewa Kretowicz was published in the Canberra Times on 21.11.09.The grooms will wear matching ivory cream tuxedos from New York. The reception will be at the Boathouse overlooking Lake Burley Griffin.
But when Chris Rumble and Warren McGaw exchange rings Chris's a four carat natural ruby surrounded by 18 brilliant-cut diamonds, Warren's a two carat Ceylon sapphire with four and a half carats of white diamonds the question will be ... was it a registered civil union or a legally binding ceremony?
ACT lawmakers are at loggerheads with church groups and the Federal Government over their latest attempt to strengthen same-sex civil unions. ACT Labor and the Greens say the laws redress discrimination and don't impinge on the Commonwealth's sole rights to legislate on marriage. But church groups and the Liberals have vowed to have the laws overturned. Both sides say majority of public opinion lies with them.
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