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Marriage Amendment Bill 2004

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia







Marriage Amendment Bill 2004



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

1BA  After subsection 5(1)


          (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]