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Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Senator Hanson-Young)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to recognise same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country          3

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                       3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to recognise same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Objects

                   The object of this Act is to recognise same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country.

4   Schedule

                   The Marriage Act 1961 is amended as set out in the applicable item in Schedule 1.