Title Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Marriage Act 1961[eitals] to recognise same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country, and for related purposes
Date 16-05-2013 12:23 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 121/13
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Before Senate
System Id legislation/bills/s923_first-senate/0000


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