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Same-sex marriage bill passes Senate: Here's what's in the bill and what's not
Chronology of same-sex marriage bills introduced into the federal parliament: The Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to remove all discriminatory references based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and allow marriage regardless of sex, sexuality and gender identity. The House of Lords — whose members at the time averaged an age of 69  — primarily acts as a reviewing chamber, and the second reading is often in effect about the principles of a bill. Despite initially suggesting the Government had "no plans to take any other measures on this issue",  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull came under increasing pressure to change policy and allow a conscience vote in the Parliament. Retrieved February 18,