South Australian officials agree: this couple’s marriage must be recognised

A couple of a welcome developments which help ease Australia’s embarrassment and shame at the way British citizen Marco Bulmer-Rizzi was treated after his husband David died in Adelaide last week.

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Marco Bulmer-Rizzi and late David Bulmer

Responding quickly to the upsetting situation, British high commissioner to Australia has tweeted today to confirm that David Bulmer-Rizzi’s death certificate will specify Marco as his next-of-kin.

South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherall says he’s also taking steps to ensure a case like this never happens again.

“I was very saddened to hear about what Marco Bulmer-Rizzi went through after the passing of his husband David,” he said in a statement. “This is an example of how discrimination based on sexual orientation can cause much pain and hurt.

Read more at www.samesame.com.au

Photo by Facebook/Marco Bulmer-Rizzi