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Civil Partnership in Scotland

Civil Partnership in Scotland

Following a decision in summer 2018 by the UK Supreme Court, the Scottish Government is consulting on the future of civil partnership in Scotland.

The Supreme Court decided that the current law on civil partnership is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights to the extent that it precludes opposite sex couples from entering into civil partnerships.  The consultation sets out two options for change that would remove this incompatibility from the current law, and seeks views on the arguments for and against these options.

The Scottish Government previously undertook a review of civil partnership.