Same sex marriage Australia facts and statistics
- In 2001 the Netherlands became the first the country to legislate same-sex marriage, meaning we're only about 17 years behind. The 2016 Census showed that 46,800 same-sex couples call Australia home.
- In 2003 same-sex de facto relationships became legally recognised for the first time in Australia.
- Currently each state and territory of Australia has a different set of anti-discrimination laws and recognition of civil partnerships and same sex marriages performed overseas, with all bar Western Australia and the NT who have no civil union or domestic partnership acknowledgment at all.
- As of February in 2017, same-sex couples can adopt children everywhere in Australia but the Northern Territory.