Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Bill

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Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Bill

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Bill, sponsored by Tim Loughton and Baroness Hodgson of Abinger, is due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on 18 January. The key provision is to enable opposite sex couples to enter a civil partnership, which is important not least because the Supreme Court decided last year that the current law, under which opposite sex couples are not entitled to become civil partners, breaches human rights legislation. Among other things, the Bill also provides for the registration of the names of the mother of each party to a marriage or civil partnership – which really has been a long time coming.

 

For the text of the bill itself, click here. To follow the progress of the Bill, click here.