As in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the reforms also enabled the lesbian partner of a woman to be recognised as the parent of her partner's child across state law. Campaigns for LGBT rights have been met with steep resistance, particularly in regions where the influence of conservative religion holds sway. It is not a loving message coming from the Prime Minister; it is the opposite. Queensland Government. Refer to Schedule 1, Part 5 of the Act. Archived from the original on 15 November
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz: Archived from the original on 30 June It also allows one member of a same-sex couple to adopt the biological child of their partner.
Justices say states can continue to prosecute for same crime as federal government.