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AUSTRALIA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Adoption: Only in some areas
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you changed government documents in AUSTRALIA concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I changed official documents, but with much stress

I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (66%) I could not change my official documents (0 %) I have not tried to change official documents (33%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

YOUR STORIES
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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in AUSTRALIA...
Ted (user currently living in SOUTH AFRICA) posted for gay readers on 01/02/2010 tagged with marriage / civil unions, marriage +10
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This is a happy story! I live in South Africa, In late 2006 SA became the 5th country in the world to allow gay marriage/civil unions by 2007 I married the love of my life & have been married happily ever since. This was a triumph & a justice for human rights.
I'm now in the process of immigrating to Australia with my life partner & we are both ready to stand up with the LGBTI of Australia! It's up to all of us to join hands in peace & dignity & aspire all human beings to LIVE & LET LIVE! Australia's leaders will hear the cry of the people especially when we all stand together as a proud nation. To all Australians you have my support & millions of others! stand united & never give up your fight to dignity, love & respect. Peace to all LGBTI!!!!!
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Ted (user currently living in SOUTH AFRICA) posted for gay readers on 01/02/2010 tagged with marriage / civil unions, marriage +10
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This is a happy story! I live in South Africa, In late 2006 SA became the 5th country in the world to allow gay marriage/civil unions by 2007 I married the love of my life & have been married happily ever since. This was a triumph & a justice for human rights.
I'm now in the process of immigrating to Australia with my life partner & we are both ready to stand up with the LGBTI of Australia! It's up to all of us to join hands in peace & dignity & aspire all human beings to LIVE & LET LIVE! Australia's leaders will hear the cry of the people especially when we all stand together as a proud nation. To all Australians you have my support & millions of others! stand united & never give up your fight to dignity, love & respect. Peace to all LGBTI!!!!!
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