Tim Macindoe, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
Replace clause 5A (lines 18 to 28 on page 2) with:
5A Section 29 amended (Licence authorizes but not obliges marriage celebrant to solemnize marriage)
In section 29, insert as subsection (2):
This Supplementary Order Paper proposes an amendment to clause 5A of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill.
The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that a person will be able to refuse to supply facilities or services (including solemnizing a marriage) if the marriage is one that is contrary to their beliefs about marriage, despite section 44(1) of the Human Rights Act 1993 (which makes it unlawful to discriminate in the provision of goods, facilities, or services).