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Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

Summary

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

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/09  
Second reading moved 24/06/09  
Second reading debate 25/02/10  
Second reading negatived 25/02/10  
     

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 (25/06/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (26/11/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees