Same-sex marriage not recognised after death in Australian honeymoon tragedy

Jenni Ryall | Mashable | January 20, 2016

Marco marlost his husband David on Saturday. Now, he is fighting for the right to have their marriage recognised on David’s death certificate.

David died in a freak accident at a friend’s house in South Australia, he fell down a set of stairs and tragically suffered a severe head injury. The British couple were visiting Australia to celebrate their honeymoon after being legally married in London in June 2015 and having a larger ceremony in Greece. It should have been the happiest time of their lives, but it quickly turned into a nightmare.

While dealing with the death of his husband in a foreign country, Marco discovered South Australia doesn’t recognise same-sex marriage, even if the couple was married in another country.

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