from Parenting & Family

Australian Leaders Work To Preempt
Gay Marriage Attempts

Australian Prime Minister John Howard is urging his government to rewrite laws governing marriage in that nation in order to avoid being required by the courts to recognize out-of-country gay marriages.

The Prime Minister is working with the parliament to rewrite the Marriage Act, which was passed in 1961. The law will be revised to state that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. The Australian Family Association is also urging that the law stipulate that only biological males and females be allowed to marry, in order to ban transsexuals from marrying.

The gay marriage issue arose in Australia over an Australian homosexual couple who traveled to Canada to get married and planned on returning home to challenge the marriage laws of Australia. has covered this story.