A de facto relationship is described as a relationship between 2 people (including same-sex relationships) who are not married but live together as a couple.
Australian Family Law recognises all relationships including married couples, de facto couples and same-sex couples. It also ensures that same-sex couples are entitled to financial, property, and parenting rights.
De facto and same-sex couples, save for a few limited circumstances, are recognised under the legal requirements and are dealt with in the same manner as married couples.
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