Sets out the procedure by which religious organisations except for the Church of England, the Church in Wales, the Quakers and the Jewish religion can "opt in" to solemnise same-sex marriages in religious buildings. It started with Jedediah and his family, and continues to the present day with this latest great news.
As the law requires couples to wait at least 16 days after giving notice to the local register office before a marriage ceremony can take place, the first marriages took place on 29 March Please share these votes responsibly.
Makes various transitional and consequential provisions. Sets out how English law is to be interpreted to ensure that same-sex marriages are treated in the same way as opposite-sex marriages.
He must then make an order permitting the Church in Wales to perform same-sex marriages. Download as PDF Printable version. Archived from the original on 30 March It also amends the Act to enable a civil partnership to continue where both parties change their gender simultaneously and wish to remain in their civil partnership.
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Marriage legal preliminaries Legal preliminaries must be completed before a marriage can take place. Photo: Amy Schubert blitheimages. Members of the Public Bill Committee included: . Hugh Robertson MP. Retrieved 22 May MSM activity made legal Scotland.
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