As our society continues to evolve, so too does the relationship between the law and the LGBTIQ community. Increasingly, same-sex relationships and gender diverse individuals are afforded the same rights as other members of Australian society. But exceptions remain, and LGBTIQ individuals often face challenges specific to their sexualities or gender identities.
We understand how difficult it can be navigating a legal system in flux, and can provide information and expertise tailored to your individual needs.
We can give you the information and confidence you need to navigate areas of the law including:
Australia recognises same-sex relationships as de facto unions, which means that in all but a few cases, the law treats same-sex couples as equal to heterosexual partnerships....Read More
Adoption, Assisted Reproduction, and Surrogacy
One of the most common sites of concern for LGBT couples is their access to adoption, assisted reproduction, and surrogacy. These services represent major pathways for LGBT individuals who hope to raise a family. Many of the laws surrounding these issues have only recently begun to recognise LGBT couples, and legal access to the services remains highly inconsistent between States....Read More
Legally changing your birth gender, or the gender of your passport, can be an important step in reclaiming your gender identity. But navigating the legal process is often itself a complicated undertaking...Read More