Civil Union Amendment Bill: Pro Forma Submission

by Daniela Ellerbeck
18 April 2018

By Adv Nadene Badenhorst, Legal Counsel of FOR SA

Comments have been invited on the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which seeks to force State-employed marriage officers – potentially against their conscience and religious beliefs – to solemnize same-sex marriages.  (For more information, see

FOR SA has prepared a pro forma submission to assist religious organisations and/or individuals who wish to object to the Bill, in doing so. (A copy of the Bill can be viewed at, folder “Civil Union Amendment Bill”).  Below is a link to the Word document.

Download the Pro Forma Submission HERE.

The deadline for comments on the Bill, is 28 April 2018. Comments can be submitted to [email protected] and cc’d to [email protected] (Please feel free to bcc FOR SA into the email, at [email protected]).

Nadene is an Advocate, and practised as a member of the Cape Bar for a number of years. She holds both a BA LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a LLM degree in International Human Rights Law (cum laude) from the University of Essex. She currently serves as a Next Generation Board Member on the Advocates Africa Board, representing Southern Africa.

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