Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Greens propose relationship equality Marriage Act

Senator Nettle of the Greens has introduced to the Senate the Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendemtn Bill 2008 which would change the definition of marriage from "a man and a woman" to "two people".

The stated objects of the Bill are to:
"(a) remove from the Marriage Act 1961 discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and
(b) permit marriage regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity."

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