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Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010

 

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Senator Hanson-Young)

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to create the opportunity for marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 1

4............ Schedule.............................................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961                                         3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to create the opportunity for marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Marriage Equality Amendment Act 2010 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to remove from the Marriage Act 1961 discrimination against people on the basis of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; and

                     (b)  to recognise that freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity are fundamental human rights; and

                     (c)  to promote acceptance and the celebration of diversity.

4   Schedule

                   The Marriage Act 1961 is amended as set out in the applicable items in Schedule 1, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.