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Sex Discrimination and Marriage Legislation Amendment (Protecting Supporters of Traditional Marriage) Bill 2018


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
ANNING, Sen Fraser

Summary

Amends the Marriage Act 1961 and Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to: provide that authorised marriage celebrants, whether religious or non-religious, may refuse to solemnise marriages; and provide that it is not unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status in the course of providing, or offering to provide, goods, services or facilities in connection with the solemnisation of a marriage.

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 04/12/18  
Second reading moved 04/12/18  
     

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
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/02/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/02/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2019