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Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
SHORTEN, Bill, MP

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts.

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 01/06/15  
Second reading moved 01/06/15  
Second reading debate 15/06/15  
Referred to Federation Chamber 17/06/15  
Second reading debate 22/06/15  
Second reading debate 12/08/15  
Second reading debate 17/08/15  
Removed from the Notice Paper in accordance with (SO 42) 09/02/16  
     

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