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Marriage Amendment Bill 2012

 

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Amendment Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Mr Step hen Jones)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to establish marri age equality for same-sex couples, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

1  Short title........................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement.............................................................................................. 1

3  Objects........................................................................................................... 2

4  Schedule(s).................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961                             3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to establish marriage equality for same-sex couples, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Marriage Amendment Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after it receives the Royal Assent. .

3   Objects

                   The object of this Act is to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to ensure equal access to marriage for all adult couples irrespective of sex who have a mutual commitment to a shared life.

4   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.