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Same Sex Couples

While we may not yet have marriage equality, there is equality under the Family Law Act.

Same sex couples can access property settlement provisions of the Family Law Act provided that they qualify as a de facto couple.

The Family Law Act now recognises the non biological parents of children when both of those parents consent to artificial conception procedures.

In parenting cases, the Courts overriding consideration is "What is in the  best interest of the children". We have now come to the point where the Court can evaluate and consider the relationships that children have with the important people in their lives, regardless of the biology that produced them.