[JURIST] Australia's Commonwealth government, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, filed suit on Wednesday challenging the validity of the Marriage Equality Bill [materials] passed on Tuesday by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly [official website], legalizing same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive]. In a writ of summons filed with the country's High Court, the challenge claims that the new laws are inconsistent [SMH report] with Australia's Commonwealth Marriage Act and the Family Law Act. In response to the filing, Federal Attorney...

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