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On 25 June 2009 the Senate voted to send the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 to an inquiry.
The Bill was lodged in the Senate the day before by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
The Bill seeks to amend the federal Marriage Act so that same-sex partners are able to marry in Australia, and to recognise same-sex marriages legally entered into overseas.
The inquiry will be conducted by the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. No date has yet been set for a close of submissions, so we suggest you make your submission as soon as possible. The inquiry is due to report by 26 November 2009.
Anyone can make a submission, ensuring that the balance of submissions to the 2009 inquiry accurately reflects majority community support for equality.