High Court of Australia Says Capital Territory’s Same-Sex Marriage Law is Invalid

Just days after same-sex couples began getting married in Canberra under a law passed by the Australian Capital Territory’s Assembly, the High Court of Australia, that country’s appellate court of last resort, ruled that the territorial legislation was “inconsistent” with the federal Marriage Act 1961 (as amended in 2004), and thus “of no effect.”  The same-sex marriages contracted over the past few days are invalid.  However, at the same time, the High Court’s unanimous decision … <Read More>