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Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Senators Crossin, Brown, Pratt and Marshall)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Object.................................................................................................. 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, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Marriage Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Object

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.