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Thank you for ing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. The Tasmanian Supreme Court has determined that the coroner's office is immune to discrimination complaints. They had been together for more than five years and owned a house, but when Mr Lunson died, the coroner denied Mr Jago senior next-of-kin status.
Nathan Lunson, left, died in Supplied, Ben Jago. According to Tasmania's Relationship Acta relationship can be proven if it is registered, or if certain circumstances are taken into. These circumstances include the duration of the relationship, common residence and ownership of property. Mr Jago wanted to challenge this decision, but this week the Tasmanian Supreme Court determined the coroner's office is immune to discrimination complaints. Ben Bartl is a solicitor with the Hobart Community Legal Service, and said despite same-sex marriage being legal in Australia sincethis could happen again to couples that are not married.
He said gay couples are sick of having to prove themselves, and their relationships. Mr Croome said Equality Tasmania will demand an apology from the Tasmanian government. Rodney Croome said the Coroner's decision not to name Ben Jago as next-of-kin was "flat-out discrimination. I am now seeking further information from my department on the outcome of this decision and will of course consider its implications," she said.
A protest to show solidarity with Ben Jago will be held outside the coroner's office in Hobart on Friday, 19 March.
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