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Marriage Amendment Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
JONES, Stephen, MP


Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to: enable same-sex marriages to be recognised; and place no obligation on a minister of religion to solemnise a same-sex marriage.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 27/02/12  
Second reading moved 27/02/12  
Second reading debate 27/02/12  
Second reading debate 28/02/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 25/06/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 20/08/12  
Second reading debate 20/08/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 10/09/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 18/09/12  
Second reading debate 19/09/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 19/09/12  
Second reading negatived 19/09/12  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (16/02/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
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