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MARRIAGE EQUALITY AMENDMENT BILL 2013

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1115—That the following bill be introduced:

 A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to create the opportunity for marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, and for related purposes.

Question put and passed.

Senator Hanson-Young presented the bill and moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Hanson-Young moved—That this bill be now read a second time.


Explanatory memorandum: Senator Hanson-Young, by leave, tabled an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Hanson-Young in continuation.