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Assisted Reproduction Technology
Children: Access, Custody, Visitation
Divorce, Separation
Domestic Violence, Violence
Marriage
Parenting, Adoption, Fostering
Partners: Civil Unions, Domestic, Registered

See also: [Information: Divorce, Separation] [Information: Partners]

ASSISTED REPRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

(Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Surrogacy)
Document TitleAuthor, Publisher
StarA Guide To Starting Your Family Via Surrogate US Edge On The Net | Winnie McCroy (31 October 2014)
Sperm donors for same-sex couples need to make sure they have legal protection UK PDF 59.67kb. Jonathan West (18 February 2013)
Surrogacy - The Varied Approaches of the State and Territories AU Word 174kb. Paul Boers (January 2012)
Rainbow families and the law Info Kit AU (VIC) PDF 958.32kb Rainbow Families Council (21 October 2010)
A guide for gay dads UK PDF 1.21MB Stonewall (18 October 2010)
The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2010 AU (VIC) PDF 276.69kb Nicholes Family Lawyers (April 2010)
A Proposal for a National Model to Harmonise Regulation of Surrogacy AU Word 282kb. Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG)
Australian Health Ministers' Conference
Community and Disability Services Ministers' Conference (January 2009)
"Who's holding the baby?" AU (VIC) 7kb Victorian Law Reform Commission (2006)
Assisted Reproductive Technoolgy and Adoption Position Paper 2: Parentage AU (VIC) PDF 323kb Victorian Law Reform Commission (July 2005)
Access to Assisted Reproductive Technology, Position Paper AU (VIC) PDF 273kb Victorian Law Reform Commission (April 2005)
Adopting Community Involvement AU (VIC) Word 35kb Victorian Law Reform Commission(April 2005)
Reproduction Rights - The Growing Acceptance of Surrogacy AU (VIC) Word 64kb Victoria Lambropoulos (April 2005)
Assisted Reproduction & Adoption: Should the Current Eligibility Criteria in Victoria be Changed? Consultation Paper PDF 507kb Victorian Law Reform Commission (December 2003)
CHILDREN: Access, Custody, Visitation

See also: Parenting: Adoption, Fostering
Document TitleAuthor, Publisher
Lesbian and gay parents and determination of child custody: The changing legal landscape and implications for policy and practice US PDF 93.78kb American Psycological Association: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2014, Vol. 1, No. 1, 19-29 (April 2014)
Joint Custody of Children for Same-Sex Couples US (LA) PDF 93.78kb August V Martens (March 2012)
StarProtecting Families: Standards for Child Custody in Same Sex Relationships US PDF 212.90kb Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (23 August 2011)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, VIOLENCE
The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 AU (VIC) PDF 886.66kb Nicholes Family Lawyers (December 2010)
Report On The Review Of The Protection Orders Act 2001 AU(ACT) PDF 557kb Presented by Jon Stanhope MLA Attorney General (April 2004)
MARRIAGE

See also: Partners
Document TitleAuthor, Publisher
Transgendered and Marriage, The US (LA) PDF 89.55kb August V. Martens (14 December 2013)
StarSame-sex marriages revealed in 1930's Australia AU (QLD)
• The Arrow: Wide Open Immorality Among Brisbane Perverts PDF 312.61kb, 04 MAR 32
GayStarNews 05 JUN 13
StarThe Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades! US GayMarriageUSA (27 May 2013)
Star'Traditional' marriage has evolved over millennia AU, INTNL Canberra Times: Brett Goodwin (22 September 2012)
Marriage equality in a changing world: Position paper on marriage equality PDF 152.72kb, AU Australian Human Rights Commission (17 September 2012)
StarThe Thoughtful Voter's Guide to Same-sex Marriage: A Tool for the Decided, the Undecided and the Genuinely Perplexed PDF 483.07kb, US David Morris (28 August 2012)
StarAustralians Support Same-Sex Marriage More Than Americans and Britons PDF 249.39kb, AU, CA, UK, US AngusReidPublicOpinion (11 March 2012)
StarMarriage Equality: What Sexual Minorities Can Learn from Gender Equality PDF 644.21kb, AU The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG (02 March 2012)
StarDeath of marriage the path to equality AU ABC News 24, The Drum Opinion – Meagan Tyler (28 November 2011)
StarWhat's Love Got to Do with It? Marriage, Tradition and Gays US James Peron, Huffington Post (31 October 2011)
“True and good citizens”
Rodney Croome on the history of freedom to marry in Australia
Rodney Croome. Overland (02 June 2011)
StarEqual Access to Marriage: Ending the segregation of same-sex couples and transgender people in Scotland PDF 622.18kb Equality & Human Rights Commission UK (04 March 2011)
Same-Sex Marriage Debate Has Roots Going Back Centuries Stephanie Pappas. LiveScience (15 August 2010)
StarNot So Private Lives: National findings on the relationships and well-being of same-sex attracted Australians PDF 4.39MB AU The University of Queensland (April 2010)
Marriage – Whether out-of-state same-sex marriage that is valid in the state of celebration may be recognised in Maryland (United States) PDF 328.58kb Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General (23 February 2010)
The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage Theodore B. Olson, NewsWeek (18 January 2010)
Marriage by any other name Word 457kb Kate Gibbs (June 2006)
Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage PDF 201kb Attorney-General The Hon Philip Ruddock
letter to ALSO, Adam Pickvance (15 March 2006
Should Marriage Licences be Issued to Gays Word 1035kb Alan Painter (2005)
Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2004: Submission to the Law Institute of Victoria Word 55kb David B. Allan (June 2004)
Same-Sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political 6kb Kathleen A Lahey and Kevin Alderson (2004)
Right of Transgender People in Australia Confirmed, The 23kb Eithne Mills and James McConvill (July 2003)
Unmarried Couples in Aragon Word 12kb (2002)
Vermont Civil Unions: Memorandum PDF 77.15kb Jeffrey G. Marsocci (16 May 2000)
Same-sex 'Marriage' 16kb Jolyon Maugham, Barrister (August 1999)

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DIVORCE, SEPARATION
Document TitleAuthor, Publisher
'Family Court is for Gays Too' Locked The Age (22 May 2008) Locked
"Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown" Press Release PDF 23kb Law Commission (31 May 2006)
"Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown" A Consultation Paper (Overview) PDF 404kb Law Commission (04 May 2006)
"Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown" A Consultation Paper PDF 2,625kb Law Commission (04 May 2006)
The Gay Divorcees 17kb Suzanne Christie and Garry Watts (22 October 1999)
PARENTING, ADOPTION, FOSTERING

See also: Children: Access, Custody, Visitation
StarSame-sex parented families in Australia AU PDF 759.34kb, 20 JAN 14 Child Family Community Australia (20 January 2014)
The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families (ACHESS): Interim Report AU PDF 152.13kb University of Melbourne (31 May 2013)
The Mainstream of Same Sex Relationships - Becoming Parents AU Word 280kb. Paul Boers (January 2012)
Creative Parenting Agreements Still Needed With Same-Sex Marriage US New York Law Journal: Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim (29 August 2011)
Shared Parenting in 'Special' Circumstances AU PDF 206.31kb Nicholes Family Lawyers: Kristina Antonaides (15 August 2010)
My child calls me a parent, why doesnít the law? AU PDF 99.11kb Nicholes Family Lawyers (December 2010)
A guide for gay dads PDF 1.21MB UK Stonewall (18 October 2010)
Parenting By The Year 6kb US August V Martens (20 April 2010)
Parental Responsibility in Same Sex Relationships AU PDF 702.81kb Nicholes Family Lawyers (April 2010)
Overview of California LGBT Family Law US (CA) Word 39kb Deborah Wald (April 2005)
StarInformation Packet: Gay & Lesbian Second Parent Adoptions US PDF 163.04kb Abby Lynn Bushlow (May 2004)
Same Sex Parenting AU Word 375kb Paul Boers, Dimock Family Lawyers (2004)
Assisted Reproduction & Adoption: Should the Current Eligibility Criteria in Victoria be Changed? Consultation Paper AU (VIC) PDF 507kb Victorian Law Reform Commission (December 2003)
Meet The Parents - A Review of the Research on Lesbian and Gay Families AU PDF 248kb The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW) Inc (Jan 2002)
and then … the bride changed nappies: Lesbian mothers, gay fathers and the legal recognition of our relationships with the children we raise AU PDF 242kb The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW) Inc (October 2002)
Homosexual Parenting: The Legal Landscape US 6kb Paula Murphy (2000)
PARTNERS

(Civil Unions, Domestic, Registered Partners)

See also: Domestic Violence, Violence
StarTo convert or not to convert your civil partnership? UK GayStarNews | Richard Perrins (28 October 2014)
Changes to De Facto Relationship Law - A Move Towards Equal Treatment AU (VIC) Word 155kb Paul Boers (January 2012)
Star Missing Pieces: A Comparison of the rights and responsibilities gained from civil partnership compared to the rights and responsibilities gained through civil marriage in Ireland IE PDF 3.46MB Marriage Equality (29 September 2011)
Property / Cohabitation/Agreement
Check list / Preliminary information
AU PDF 86kb
David B. Allan: GayLawNet® (09 January 2011)
StarNot So Private Lives: National findings on the relationships and well-being of same-sex attracted Australians AU PDF 4.39MB The University of Queensland (April 2010)
The Relationships Act 2008 (Vic) AU(VIC) PDF 237.15kb Nicholes Family Lawyers (April 2010)
The High Price of Being a Gay Couple US New York Times (02 October 2009
"Declaring your same-sex relationship to Centrelink" AU (VIC) Word 813kb Welfare Rights Network (May 2009)
"Marriage-like relationships, de facto relationships, and Centrelink" AU (VIC) Word 640kb Welfare Rights Network (March 2009)
Consultation Paper on Civil Partnerships (R.111/2007) JE PDF 147kb Kate Power and Tom Le Feuvre, Chief Ministerís Department, States of Jersey (29 July 2008)
Whose Child is it Anyway? AU 12kb Lawyers Weekly (Issue 392, 20 June 2008)
Private Lives: A report on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI Australians AU PDF 980kb Marian Pitts, Anthony Smith, Anne Mitchell, Sunil Patel (March 2006)
Civil Partnership UK PDF 471kb HM Government (December 2005)
Misery Minimisation AU (VIC) Word 51kb David B. Allan, GayLawNet® (20 August 2005)
Over the Rainbow: A Guide to the Law for Lesbians and Gay Men, 4th Edition AU(VIC) PDF 515kb Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and Law Institute of Victoria (November 2004)
City of Sydney Relationships Declaration Program AU(NSW) PDF 81kb Minute by the Lord Mayor: Councillor Clover Moore MP (28 July 2004)
Civil Partnership: A framework for the recognition of same-sex couples UK PDF 1387kb Women & Equality Unit (June 2003)
List of Law Firms with Domestic Partnership Benefits According to the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Directory of Firm Listings US PDF 117kb George Mason University School of Law (GMUSL) (28 June 2002)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people in the ACT: an issues paper AU(ACT) ACT Legislative Assembly (December 2002)
Unmarried Couples in Aragon, Spain ES PDF 35.04kb (2002)
Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples US MortgageLoan.com (undated)

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