The Complicated Australian Marriage Situation Explained (video)

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Same-sex marriage: Canberrans rush to tie knot before Thursday’s High Court ruling

And if the law is overturned, it’s unknown whether the marriages conducted in the “window” will still count. Of course, while Australia grapples with local vs. federal control, several states in the U.S.
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Now, we usually dismiss this as “premarital jitters,” a url normal part of facing a major turning point in one’s life. Some even argue that it’s a good sign, showing that the would-be bride or groom is taking being married seriously. But when I counsel people in this situation, I don’t pass off their hesitation as mere butterflies or just another stage in adjusting to the prospect of being two instead of one. Instead, I entertain the possibility that a wiser and more intuitive part of that person’s psyche is sending a message, one we should work together to decipher.
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Marriage should require a certain feeling

”All weddings are joyous, but the weddings at the weekend were exceptionally joyous because of the build-up. ”Same-sex couples want the same rite of passage that everyone else takes for granted.” Ms Penrose Clarke described herself as a ”very proud Canberran” and said regardless of Thursday’s ruling, she and her wife would have a bigger celebration in two weeks when more family and friends would be able to attend.
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