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Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Mixed Sex Couples) Bill

A Bill to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to make provision for mixed sex couples to enter into a civil partnership

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Amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to make provision for mixed sex couples to enter into a civil partnership.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of the Civil Partnership Act 2004

(1) The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 1 (civil partnership), in subsection (1) omit “of the same sex”.

(3) In section 3 (eligibility), omit subsection (1)(a).

(4) In section 86 (eligibility), omit subsection (1)(a).

(5) In section 138 (eligibility), omit subsection (1)(a).

2 Extent and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) This Act may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Mixed Sex Couples) Act 2017.



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