Second Reading Speeches

Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
SHORTEN, Bill, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Marriage Act 1961
to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion or chaplains are not bound to solemnise marriage; and remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and
Sex Discrimination Act 1984
to make a consequential amendment. Also includes a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts.