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Changes to marriage ceremony requirements – 9 December 2017

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On 9 December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 commence to provide for marriage equality. The right to marry in Australia will no longer be determined by sex or gender. The vows and monitum will change to reflect the new definition of marriage as: ‘the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’.