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
Stage 2 (Day 1) will take place on 19 December 2013.
Introduction of the Bill
The Bill was introduced on 26 June 2013.
Research Briefings on Bill
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)
The Equal Opportunities Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1) on 19 December 2013.
Amendments to Chapters 1 to 4 of Part 1, including schedule 1, should be lodged by 12 noon on Monday 16 December with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk).