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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.