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Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010

Schedule 1 Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961


1  Subsection 5(1) (definition of marriage )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

marriage means the union of two people, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

2  Subsection 45(2)

After “ or husband”, insert “, or partner”.

3  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “a man and a woman”, substitute “two people”.

4  Subsection 72(2)

After “ or husband”, insert “, or partner”.

Section 88EA

Repeal the section.

6  Part III of the Schedule (table item 1)

Omit “a husband and wife”, substitute “two people”.