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Freedom to Marry Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

Summary

Amends the: Marriage Act 1961 to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that authorised celebrants are not bound to solemnise marriage; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to make consequential amendments. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/09/16  
Second reading moved 13/09/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes