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Australian Journal of Social Issues38 4 Diverse Voices This non-profit organisation has a peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling service. Gabb, J. Under the altruistic surrogacy legislation, the surrogate must be at least 25 years old and it cannot be her first pregnancy.
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Altruistic surrogacy, where the surrogate receives no financial reward for her pregnancy or the relinquishment of the child, is legal in all states and territories, though in Western Australia it is reserved for opposite-sex couples.
But because same-sex adoption was illegal in the state, the couple's legal status as the boys' parents was uncertain. ABC News. MSMs allowed to donate blood. Laws which came into effect in allow same-sex couples and any two people to make a written agreement called a Domestic Partnership Agreement about their living arrangements.
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Brindal said, "Same sex attracted people make invaluable contributions to society, and society can no longer afford the hypocrisy to deny them the right to formalise their relationships. The Census tells us how many same-sex couples live together, as well as the information about characteristics of people in same-sex couple relationships, such as their age, education, income levels and cultural diversity.
LGBT in Australia. Retrieved 8 August Further legislation in , the Statutes Amendment Registered Relationships Act , recognises the domestic partnerships of same-sex couples who enter into a registered relationship see below in 13 additional pieces of legislation, equalising treatment for such couples in matters relating to inheritance , correctional facilities , the South Australian Supreme Court , the first home buyers grant, surveying , Governor's pensions, civil liability , and conveyancing.