Celebrant training: Same sex unions in QLD
Rose Training talks celebrant training and changes to QLD law
Karen Rose has some news for us that will pique the interest of all of those who have completed their celebrant training at Rose Training Australia. Did you know that the new QLD Governor General, Yvette D’Ath, is considering re-introducing the recognition of same sex unions into QLD law?
While current Commonwealth legislation does not allow for same sex couples to be married, each State and Territory has its own state-based laws regarding same-sex relationship registers and same-sex partnership schemes.
It’s not yet known when the new Labor government will address this issue, however, Ms D’Ath has made it clear that measures will be put in place to re-introduce civil union laws (the next parliamentary sitting is scheduled for the end of March).
It is important to note that being a registered Marriage Celebrant will not automatically give entitlement to conduct same-sex unions (in QLD or any other state in which same-sex unions are recognised).
Details about who will be able to conduct same sex union ceremonies will be available when the legislation has been passed. We will be sure to disseminate that information as soon as it is known, so watch this space!
If you want to know more about celebrancy, marriage laws, celebrant training or anything else wedding-related, talk to our bride-to-be and Business Development Manager Jessica Rose, who is more than happy to help answer all your questions! She is reachable on phone by 3038 3048 or on Live Chat.