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.

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

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