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December
2012

Vic death certificate partnership status questioned

Gay News Network I Author: Michael Magnusson

Vic death certificate partnership status questioned

Victorian law does not recognise same-sex relationship as gay rights advocate Dennis Altman discovered recently upon the death of his partner, he explains in this article.

Altman said that Smith’s death certificate records recorded him as  ‘never married’ despite living together as a couple for more than two decades.

The Lobby's Convenor Anna Brown has responded to this;

“We need to ensure that LGBTI people and their relationships are treated respectfully and equally, particularly at this most difficult of times.”

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