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Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha; BARTLETT, Andrew

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to ensure that same-sex marriages are given equal status to heterosexual marriages, including repealing the definition of ‘marriage’ as the union between a man and a woman and repealing provisions which prevent same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country from being recognised in Australia.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/06  
Second reading moved 15/06/06  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/02/08  
     
Restored to Notice Paper 14/02/08  
     
Senate
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes