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Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]

Schedule 1 Same-sex marriages

Marriage Act 1961

1  After section 2


2A  Same-sex marriages

To avoid doubt, nothing in this Act is intended to prevent the marriage of two people of the same sex under this Act.

2  Subsection 5(1) (definition of marriage )

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 45(2)

Omit “wife ( or husband)”, substitute “spouse”.

4  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “a man and a woman”, substitute “two people”.

5  Subsection 72(2)

Omit “wife ( or husband)”, substitute “spouse”.

6  Subsection 88B(4)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Section 88EA

Repeal the section.

8  Part III of the Schedule (table item 1)

Omit “a husband and wife”, substitute “two people”.