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Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Senator Leyonhjelm)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to reduce government intervention in marri age, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Marriage Act 1961                                                                                    3

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to reduce government intervention in marriage, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Freedom to Marry Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to ensure the Marriage Act 1961 allows all Australians the freedom to marry regardless of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity; and

                     (b)  to facilitate less government intervention in private and family life; and

                     (c)  to promote freedom of choice and conscience for individual Australians.

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.