Australia should separate religious and civil weddings, report finds


Study examining how laws infringe on people’s rights recommends reforms to fortify protections for religious objectors to marriage

The federal government should consider delineating religious and civil weddings in order to fortify protections for religious objectors, a wide-ranging report into Australia’s rights and freedoms has recommended.

The study was instigated by the attorney general, George Brandis, in 2014 to determine if commonwealth legislation encroached on people’s rights and freedoms. It was conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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