Australia : Widower wins fight to have same-sex marriage recognised

A gay British widower has received an apology from the premier of South Australia after state authorities refused to recognise his marriage when his husband died.

Marco Bulmer-Rizzi and late David Bulmer
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The British High Commission have also said David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, who died after falling down the stairs while on honeymoon in Adelaide, will be registered as married on his death certificate.

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After David’s death on Saturday, the state did not recognise his husband, Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, 38, as next-of-kin and he was unable to plan his funeral.

In a further blow, David’s death certificate was marked “never married“, despite his husband’s protests.


Photo by Facebook/Marco Bulmer-Rizzi

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