“The Federal Government has moved to obstruct gay couples wanting to get married in countries that recognise same-sex nuptials.
The Attorney-General’s Department last year told at least two of Australia’s embassies in Europe to refuse help to citizens requiring proof of their single status for a same-sex marriage.

It stated: “Following the advice of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department we herewith certify that Australian law does not allow the issue of a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage to persons wishing to enter into a same-sex marriage.”” The Age
How DARE John Howard let his personal beliefs affect Australian citizens overseas?