Rather unlikely headline from an Australian newspaper article today: Gay couples can register here for same-sex union
“The first legal registrations of same-sex unions in mainland Australia are set to take place next month.
Following new legislation in Britain that allows same-sex couples to have their unions legally recognised, British citizens in Australia in gay or lesbian relationships will be able to register their relationship at British high commission offices around the country.

But while the union will be recognised under British law, it will not be legally recognised in Australia federally.”
Of course there’s a ‘but’. Obviously every ‘traditional’ family and every heterosexual marriage in Australia would fall apart if gay couples were allowed to even think about getting married. I don’t know how British society has managed to cope in the past few weeks.