Entry #703: Same-sex marriage in Scotland

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RegionScotland
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusLegal
Start DateDec 16, 2014
End Datenow
DescriptionMSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools. The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
Sourceshttp://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_Bills/Marriage%20and%20Civil%20Partnership%20%28Scotland%29%20Bill/b36s4-introd.pdf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25960225 http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/same-sex-marriages-begin-in-scotland


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Start Date2014-02-042014-12-16
NoteMSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a \"third form of marriage\", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools.MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools. The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
Sourceshttp://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_Bills/Marriage%20and%20Civil%20Partnership%20%28Scotland%29%20Bill/b36s4-introd.pdf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25960225http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_Bills/Marriage%20and%20Civil%20Partnership%20%28Scotland%29%20Bill/b36s4-introd.pdf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25960225 http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/same-sex-marriages-begin-in-scotland

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