Title Marriage Amendment Bill 2012
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Marriage Act 1961[eitals] to establish marriage equality for same-sex couples, and for related purposes
Date 13-02-2012 11:01 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 11/12
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Not Proceeding
System Id legislation/bills/r4749_first-reps/0000


Marriage Amendment Bill 2012
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session" align="right" style="text-align:right"> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="Session">2010‑2011‑2012</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Marriage Amendment Bill<a name="BK_S1P1L19C24" id="BK_S1P1L19C24"/> 2012</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2012</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Mr Step<a name="BK_S1P1L23C9" id="BK_S1P1L23C9"/>hen Jones)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT"><a name="BK_S1P1L27C1" id="BK_S1P1L27C1"/>A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Marriage Act 1961</i> to establish marri<a name="BK_S1P1L28C16" id="BK_S1P1L28C16"/>age equality for same‑sex couples, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>1  Short title........................................................................................................ 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2  Commencement.............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3  Objects........................................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4  Schedule(s).................................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961                             3</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Marriage Act 1961</i> to establish marriage equality for same‑sex couples, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="c58005ce42424fb1b4dbff486fc26510" title="1  Short title"><a name="c58005ce42424fb1b4dbff486fc26510"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc315769549"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act may be cited as the <i>Marriage Amendment Act 2012</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="b045d29c82784e648a1151d7a167b3d5" title="2  Commencement"><a name="b045d29c82784e648a1151d7a167b3d5"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc315769550"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act commences on the day after it receives the Royal Assent.<a name="BK_S3P1L8C8" id="BK_S3P1L8C8"/>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="ade5da9b26b743fdab3cb3bcae453e13" title="3  Objects"><a name="ade5da9b26b743fdab3cb3bcae453e13"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc315769551"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Objects</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    The object of this Act is to amend the <i>Marriage Act 1961</i> to ensure equal access to marriage for all adult couples irrespective of sex who have a mutual commitment to a shared life.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="93e4f178b4a646cd984ec8d732421716" title="4  Schedule(s)"><a name="93e4f178b4a646cd984ec8d732421716"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc315769552"><span class="CharSectno">4</span>  Schedule(s)</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.</p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <p class="PageBreak"> </p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="0f3a44f2-cbeb-cfee-b514-f6c229304385"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>