United Nations says Australian laws stopping same-sex couples who marry legally overseas from getting divorced violates human rights

Australian laws stopping same-sex couples who married overseas from getting divorced violate international human rights obligations, the United Nations has found.

The UN human rights committee (UNHRC) ruled an Australian woman, Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, has been denied equal protection of the law because Australia does not allow her to end her legal, Canadian same-sex marriage.

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