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Summary: Argues that the notion of marriage as defined in the Australian Marriage Act 1961 is discriminatory and has lost touch with the reality of how relationships are conducted in today's society. Contends that a reform of the Marriage Act is long overdue.
The notion of marriage as defined in the Marriage Act 1961 is discriminatory and has lost touch with the reality of how relationships are conducted in today's society.

Section 46 of the Marriage Act states that marriage is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. This definition taken from the UK case of Hyde v Hyde (1866) is the one adopted in Australia.

This definition comprises four central ideas. Marriage must be a voluntary union. The voluntary union must be intended for life "till death us do part." And finally, marriage must be a union between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.

To understand these issues, you need to understand what a marriage is in the eyes of the law. A legal marriage is a civil contract established through a license issued by state governments. This...

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