‘Offensive, outdated’: Christopher Pyne criticises legal denial of overseas gay marriages Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/offensive-outdated-christopher-pyne-criticises-legal-denial-of-overseas-gay-marriages-20160121-gmam5s.html#ixzz3xsGnaYRN Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook


Fergus Hunter, Daisy Dumas | The Age | January 21, 2016

David and Marco Bulmer-Rizzi were on their honeymoon in Adelaide when David  was killed in a fall.David and Marco Bulmer-Rizzi were on their honeymoon in Adelaide when David was killed in a fall. Photo: Facebook

 

Not recognising overseas same-sex marriages is anachronistic and offensive, government frontbencher Christopher Pyne has said, as he denounced the recent case where a British man’s marriage wasn’t acknowledged when he died on his honeymoon in Adelaide.

South Australian Labor Premier Jay Weatherill has apologised to British man Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, whose husband David died while the pair were on holidays and weren’t allowed to have their marriage recognised on the death certificate.

On Thursday, Mr Pyne was asked whether it was time to change laws in some state and territories that prevent same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions from being recognised.

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