RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendation 1

4.41      The committee recommends that all political parties allow their federal senators and members a conscience vote in relation to the issue of marriage equality for all couples in Australia.

Recommendation 2

4.42      The committee recommends that the definition of 'marriage' in item 1 of Schedule 1 of the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 be amended to mean 'the union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life'.

Recommendation 3

4.43      The committee recommends that the Marriage Equality Amendment
Bill 2010 be amended to include an application, or 'avoidance of doubt', clause which expressly provides that the amendments made by Schedule 1 of the bill do not limit the effect of section 47 of the Marriage Act.

Recommendation 4

4.44      The committee strongly supports the Marriage Equality Amendment
Bill 2010 and recommends that it be debated and passed into law, subject to the suggested amendments set out in Recommendations 2 and 3.

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