Civil Union Amendment Bill [B11-2018]

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Home Affairs

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs (National Assembly) invites you to submit written comments on the Civil Union Amendment Bill [B11-2018].

Purpose of the Bill
The purpose of the Civil Union Amendment Bill (the “Bill”) is to repeal section 6 of the Civil Union Act, 2006 (Act No. 17 of 2006), which allows a marriage officer in the employ of the State to inform the Minister of Home Affairs that he or she objects on the grounds of conscience, religion, and belief, to solemnising a civil union between persons of the same sex.

Comments can be emailed to Mr Eddy Mathonsi at by no later than Tuesday, 23 October 2018 at 16:00

In addition to written submissions, kindly indicate if you would like to make oral submissions.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Eddy Mathonsi on tel (021) 403 3826 or cell 083 709 8523


Issued by Mr PH Chauke, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home