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

Schedule 1 Same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country

   

Marriage Act 1961

Section 88EA

Repeal the section, substitute:

88EA   Certain unions recognised as marriages

             (1)  Despite the definition of marriage in subsection 5(1), a union between:

                     (a)  a man and another man; or

                     (b)  a woman and another woman;

solemnised in a foreign country under local law as a marriage is recognised as a marriage in Australia.

             (2)  The parties to a union mentioned in subsection (1) have the same rights and obligations under this Act, or under any law of the Commonwealth, as the parties to a marriage between a man and a woman.