Same sex couples married overseas will now have their union recognised under NSW law
(, 14 November By
Same sex couples are able to have their marriages legally recognised for the first time in New South Wales.
Many Australian couples who have got married in places like New Zealand because gay marriage is still not legal in Australia.
Alex Greenwich, independent member for Sydney, campaigned for the change in the law and was supported by the NSW government, and now marriages performed overseas have been legalised under the Federal Marriage Act and has been recognised by the NSW Relationships Register.