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/0001


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

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)  Notwithstanding the definition of marriage in section 5, a union solemnised in a foreign country between:

                     (a)  a man and another man; or

                     (b)  a woman and another woman;

is recognised as a marriage in Australia.

             (2)  The parties to a union referred to 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.