NSW Bill to amend 55 Acts now law
The New South Wales Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Same Sex Relationships) Bill 2008 has passed the Upper House and has been assented to by the Governor in Council.
The Act, which is to amend 55 Acts to remove discrimination against same sex couples, allows for lesbian co-parents to be named on the birth certificates.
The reforms have been welcomed by LGBT groups.
The changes commence on a date to be fixed.