Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Queensland have advanced Same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since December , after . At the time the maximum penalty for "sodomy" was seven years in jail.
States and territories make laws with respect to adoption and child-rearing. Since April , same-sex couples can.
The Act represents extensive reform to adoption legislation in Queensland including: the Adoption Act (Vic) repealing penalties for birth parents who attempt The Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-sex Couples) Act ( Vic).