Marco Bulmer-Rizzi is mourning the death of his husband David Bulmer but Australian law has effectively stopped him from playing any role in the funeral.
David died on Saturday during the last stop on their Australian honeymoon, when he fell down stairs and cracked his skull, according to a Buzzfeed report.
His death certificate will read ‘never married’ and all decisions surrounding the death had to be approved by his father-in-law and not his widowed husband.
‘Please help me in getting David’s death certificate to show we were married,’ Marco Bulmer-Rizzi has written on Facebook, as he launched a campaign to try and overturn the ruling.
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Australia authorities should be ashamed of them self, this is the lowest of the lowest you can do against a spouse . This makes Australia authorities heartless that carries out the worst and lowest kind of state homophobia.
Buzzfeed.com has updated the story with the following :
Following the release of this story, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill announced he would introduce legislation to recognise overseas same-sex marriages to state parliament by the end of the year. He also apologised to the family for the hurt caused by the law.
Photo by Facebook/Marco Bulmer-Rizzi