Entry #189: Same-sex marriage in United Kingdom

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RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusLegal
Start Date2012
End Date2013
DescriptionThe legislation allowed religious organisations to opt in to marry same-sex couples should they wish to do so and protected religious organisations and their representatives from successful legal challenge if they did not wish to marry same-sex couples.
Sourceshttps://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/private-lives/relationships/overview/lawofmarriage-/


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Revision by Belmount. fixed date

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End Date20142013

Revision by Belmount. fixed date

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Start Date20132012

Revision by Belmount. Somewhere in 2013 this was enacted

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Start DateJul 17, 20132013

Revision by cskinner

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End Date20142014
NoteThe legislation allowed religious organisations to opt in to marry same-sex couples should they wish to do so and protected religious organisations and their representatives from successful legal challenge if they did not wish to marry same-sex couples.
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The legislation allowed religious organisations to opt in to marry same-sex couples should they wish to do so and protected religious organisations and their representatives from successful legal challenge if they did not wish to marry same-sex couples.
Sourceshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/same-sex-marriage-becomes-law
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/30
https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/private-lives/relationships/overview/lawofmarriage-/
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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/same-sex-marriage-becomes-law http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/30 https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/private-lives/relationships/overview/lawofmarriage-/
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Was only legal in England & Wales, Scotland legalised in 2013 and NI in 2020"

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