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Marriage Amendment Bill 2004

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2002-2003-2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Marriage Amendment Bill 2004

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 8), after item 1, insert:

1BA  After subsection 5(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  It is not intended by this Act that, in relation to any Commonwealth law, the definition of marriage in subsection (1) should be taken to mean or imply that a relationship between two people of the same sex who are not married to each other should have other than the same status as an equivalent de facto relationship between a man and a woman.

[status of same sex relationships]