Valentine's Day: Almost 100 same-sex couples married in Queensland

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Nearly 100 same-sex couples have been married in Queensland since the marriage equality laws were passed, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has said today.

In marking Valentine’s Day, Mrs D’Ath said a total of 96 same-sex marriages had been performed across Queensland.

“Australians voted strongly in favour of marriage equality and I’m pleased that people are jumping at the chance to freely declare their love for each other.

“Love is love, regardless of gender, and it is wonderful to see so many happy couples being able to have their union officially recognised by marriage.”

Mrs D’Ath also said there were more same-sex marriages scheduled in the coming months.

“It’s wonderful to hear that there have also been 45 Notices of Intended Marriage lodged to have a same-sex ceremony at the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages between now and December.

“The Registry has two elegant ceremony rooms overlooking beautiful views of Brisbane and couples are taking advantage of such a special venue.”

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has also commissioned two special commemorative marriage certificates to acknowledge the marriage equality laws.

“These certificates – one which features a flow red ribbon in the shape of a heart and the other two gold rings entwined with rainbows inside – are gender neutral and are now available along with the three previous designs,” Mrs D’Ath said.

The certificates can be viewed here.


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