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Same-sex couples by Commonwealth Electoral Division

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Elections Australia
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On 27 May 2004 the Attorney-General introduced legislation to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to, inter alia, define 'marriage' as the union of a man and a woman and to prevent same-sex couples from adopting children from overseas. The proposed amendments and the ensuing debate have raised interest in the question of the number of same-sex couples in Australia. In this Research Note Gerard Newman shows the number of same-sex couples enumerated at the 2001 Census for each Commonwealth Electoral Division.

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