The bill will allow ‘two people’ to marry regardless of their sex or gender, while still maintaining the right for religious ministers and religious service providers to refuse their services to same-sex couples.
Advocates have championed the report as providing a pathway to marriage equality in this parliament.
A handful of moderate Liberal MPs are hoping to hold a free vote as soon as March.
Advocates in the LGBTI community championed the recognition of trans identities during the Senate’s recent public hearing on marriage equality in Melbourne.
“I remember one of the teachers openly saying to students that being gay was sinful and that gay people would be punished”