Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
5A Section 29 amended (Licence authorizes but not obliges marriage celebrant to solemnize marriage)
  • In section 29, insert as subsection (2):

    • (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), no celebrant who is a minister of religion recognised by a religious body enumerated in Schedule 1, and no celebrant who is a person nominated to solemnize marriages by an approved organisation, is obliged to solemnize a marriage if solemnizing that marriage would contravene the religious beliefs of the religious body or the religious beliefs or philosophical or humanitarian convictions of the approved organisation.