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UK will recognise s/s marriages in overseas deaths

Mon 25 Jan 2016 In: International News View at NDHA

The British Government has taken action after Australia failed to recognise the marriage of a British man who’s husband died during their honeymoon in the country.   A change in policy will now see all married couples who travel to Australia protected from this happening. With a loophole now closed by the Foreign Office, a British nation in a same-sex marriage will have their spouse recognised on their death certificate should a tragedy occur in Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. These five countries did not previously need to provide “UK style” death certificates. The South Australian Premier, called David Bulmer-Rizzi, whose husband died while on honeymoon in the country, and apologised for the situation late last week.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 25th January 2016 - 11:31pm

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