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Freedom to Marry Bill 2014


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 to provide that: people may marry regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; registered marriage celebrants are not able to discriminate; religious and non-religious private sector celebrants have freedom of conscience not to solemnise marriages; and chaplains in the defence force may exercise a freedom of conscience while maintaining a positive duty to try to ensure that all couples who seek their services are able to marry.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/11/14  
Second reading moved 26/11/14  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes