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Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
BANDT, Adam, MP; WILKIE, Andrew, MP

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: remove discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 18/03/13  
Second reading debate 27/05/13  
Second reading debate 03/06/13  
Second reading debate 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 24/06/13  
Lapsed at dissolution 05/08/13  
     

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
  • Referred to Committee (16/02/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (18/06/2012)
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