Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]

Type
Private
Sponsor
STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha;BARTLETT, Andrew 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Marriage Act 1961
  to ensure that same-sex marriages are given equal status to heterosexual marriages, including repealing the definition of ‘marriage’ as the union between a man and a woman and repealing provisions which prevent same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country from being recognised in Australia. 

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Senate
15 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2006Second reading moved
12 Feb 2008Lapsed at end of Parliament


14 Feb 2008Restored to Notice Paper
Senate
28 Sep 2010Lapsed at end of Parliament

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