Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the marriage of persons of the same sex; to make further provision as to the persons who may solemnise marriage and as to marriage procedure and the places at which civil marriages may be solemnised; to make provision for the registration of civil partnerships by celebrants of religious or belief bodies; to make provision about gender change by married persons and civil partners; to make a minor correction in relation to registration information; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 4 February 2014 and received Royal Assent on 12 March 2014.

Stage 1

The Bill passed at Stage 1 on 20 November 2013.

Lead Committee: Equal Opportunities

The Committee published their Stage 1 Report on 8 November 2013.

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee:

    5 September 2013 (evidence)

    12 September 2013 (evidence)

    19 September 2013 (evidence)

    26 September 2013 (evidence)

    3 October 2013 (evidence)

    31 October 2013

    7 November 2013

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

    3 September 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

    10 September 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

    1 October 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)