(7)This paragraph does not affect the provision that may be made about the solemnization of forces marriages of opposite sex couples according to religious rites and usages. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. 20(1)Section 78 (interpretation) is amended in accordance with this paragraph. The Act enables same sex couples to marry under the law of England and Wales and civil partners to convert their civil partnership to a marriage. Mainly England and Wales, but some sections apply to Northern Ireland and Scotland. (5)For that purpose a person is entitled to receive benefits by virtue of a qualifying relationship if the person is so entitled by virtue of being—, (c)the widow of a female earner, except where it is a relevant gender change case; or. Section 22 (prohibition on disclosure of information), subsection (2)(a): after “section” insert “4A,”. “(ca)a requirement not to be married to a person of the same sex;”. the law of any part of the United Kingdom (other than England and Wales), or. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 brought into force the vast majority of the provisions which allowed same-sex couples to marry on 13 March 2014. (b)in the case of a civil partnership formed as mentioned in subsection (1)(a)(i) or (iv), on the conversion of the civil partnership into a marriage under section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.”. (3)For that purpose “relevant governing authority” means the recording clerk for the time being of the Society of Friends in London. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. including any such provision which amends existing England and Wales legislation. the applicant is a party to a protected civil partnership and the other party to the civil partnership has not made an application under section 1(1), the applicant is a party to a protected civil partnership and the Panel has decided not to issue a full gender recognition certificate to the other party to the civil partnership, or. In this section “conversion application” means an application for the conversion of a civil partnership into a marriage under regulations under section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. (1)In the law of England and Wales, marriage has the same effect in relation to same sex couples as it has in relation to opposite sex couples. who attained pensionable age before 6th April 2010 and for that section (except subsection (5)) so to apply as it applies to men and their late wives;”. 3No religious service is to be used at the solemnization of a consular marriage. permitting the solemnization of such marriages according to particular religious rites or usages. “new application” means the application under section 5(2) which the person is, by virtue of subsection, Issue of full certificate after interim certificate: applicant no longer married or civil partner. (b)by the relevant governing authority of any of the sharing churches. (2)For the purposes of this section it is irrelevant whether the law of a particular part of the United Kingdom, or a particular country or territory outside the United Kingdom—, (a)already provides for marriage of same sex couples at the time when this section comes into force, or. “1969 Act” means the Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969; “sharing agreement” has the meaning given in section 1 of the 1969 Act; “shared building” means a building that is—, used as mentioned in section 6(4) of the 1969 Act, or. An Order in Council may, in particular, make provision—, prohibiting the solemnization of such marriages according to particular religious rites or usages; or. Subsections (2) to (5) apply only in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Paragraphs 27(3) and (4) of schedule 4. An Order in Council under this Part of this Schedule may make provision about the solemnization of forces marriages of same sex couples according to religious rites and usages. Paragraph 1 has effect with the following provision substituted for paragraph (b)—, proceedings for death to be presumed and a marriage to be dissolved in pursuance of section 19 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; and, Schedule A1 has effect with the following provision substituted for paragraph 3—, The court has jurisdiction to entertain proceedings for death to be presumed and a marriage to be dissolved if (and only if)—. (b)that subsection is not complied with unless the report includes details of the diagnosis of the applicant’s gender dysphoria. (7)In this paragraph “the 1992 Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. (8)Nothing in this section is to be taken to relate or have any reference to marriages solemnized according to the usages of the Society of Friends or of persons professing the Jewish religion. The Lord Chancellor must, by order, make such provision as the Lord Chancellor considers appropriate to allow for the marriage of same sex couples according to the rites of the Church in Wales. (b)the validity of that order is recognised throughout the United Kingdom. (b)the resulting marriage is to be treated as having subsisted since the date the civil partnership was formed. Amends the Marriage (Registrar General's Licence) Act 1970 so that the Registrar General can authorise a religious marriage ceremony of a same-sex couple if the relevant governing authority has consented to marriages of same-sex couples. a requirement not to be married to a person of the same sex; Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4), Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (c. 22), Applying for the registration of a building, Authorising a person to be present at the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples in a building registered under section 43A of the 1949 Act, Being authorised to be present at the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples in a building registered under section 43A of the 1949 Act, Giving a certificate, giving a copy of a consent, or certifying any matter, primary legislation and subordinate legislation which forms part of the law of England and Wales (whether or not it also forms part of the law of another jurisdiction), primary legislation and subordinate legislation which forms part of the law of Northern Ireland (whether or not it also forms part of the law of another jurisdiction), primary legislation and subordinate legislation which forms part of the law of Scotland (whether or not it also forms part of the law of another jurisdiction), the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy, lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item, confers power and blanket amendment details, links to related legislation and further information resources. (5)Nothing in this section is to be taken to relate or have any reference to marriages solemnized according to the rites of the Church of England. a reference to a person who is married is to be read as including a reference to a person who is married to a person of the same sex. But the registration application may not be made unless the relevant governing authorities of each of the sharing churches (other than those which have given consents to marriages of same sex couples) have given a separate written consent to the use of the shared building for the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples (a “consent to use”). 13Section 22 (prohibition on disclosure of information), subsection (2)(a): after “section” insert “4A,”. Section 68 (solemnization of marriages in naval, military and air force chapels): after subsection (1) insert—. 5Section 27A (additional information required in certain cases), subsection (1): after “section 26(1)(dd)” insert “or 26B(6)”. (b)an instrument (including a private Act) which settles property, (c)an instrument (including a private Act) which provides for the use, disposal or devolution of property, and, (d)an instrument (including a private Act) which—. The parties to an England and Wales civil partnership may convert their civil partnership into a marriage under a procedure established by regulations made by the Secretary of State. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Commencement No. (2)The title: after “married” insert “to a man”. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Marriage and the Law. 35Section 4 (parental etc consent where proposed civil partner under 18), subsection (3): after “partner” insert “or a widower or a widow”. Subsection (1): after “entertain” insert “any of the following proceedings in relation to a marriage of a man and a woman”. Human rights law also provides protection against discrimination in the enjoyment of certain rights, and protects the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. (2)Subsection (1) does not prevent the review from also dealing with other matters relating to civil partnership. 10An Order in Council under this Part of this Schedule may provide that two people who marry in a forces marriage are to be treated for prescribed purposes as if they had married in the relevant part of the United Kingdom. provide for the treatment of a marriage as a civil partnership (by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)) to have effect subject to provision made by the order; specify cases in which a marriage is not to be treated as a civil partnership by virtue of sub-paragraph (1).