Submission to the Speaker of the National Assembly on The Civil Union Amendment Bill

(Private Members’ Bill of Ms. Deidre Carter of the Congress of the People)

Sonke supports real marriage equality.

The Civil Union Act extends recognition of marriage rights to two partners regardless of their gender and sex, thereby allowing same-sex partners the right to enter into a civil union. However, section 6 of the Civil Union Act remains problematic, and together with civil society partners, Sonke supports the removal of Section 6 of the Act. Sonke applauds the great work done by the Triangle Project and others to raise awareness of this impact of these provisions.