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Objects of this Act

                   It is an object of this Act to create a legal framework:

                     (a)  to allow civil celebrants to solemnise marriage, understood as the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life; and

                     (b)  to allow ministers of religion to solemnise marriage, respecting the doctrines, tenets and beliefs of their religion, the views of their religious community or their own religious beliefs; and

                     (c)  to allow equal access to marriage while protecting religious freedom in relation to marriage.

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