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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

On 26 June 2013, the Scottish Government introduced the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament.  The Bill was enacted as the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014.  The Scottish Government is currently working to implement the Act.

You can view the Bill and its accompanying documents on Parliament's website.  The accompanying documents include:

  • a policy memorandum explaining the reasons the Scottish Government wants to change the law and the other options it considered as part of the policy making process.
  • a financial memorandum setting out costs and savings that arise from the Bill for the Scottish Government, local authorities, and other public bodies.

We have also prepared the following documents: