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MSPs seek views on Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill 12/11/2019 A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee

 

MSPs seek views on Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

The Committee has issued a call for views on the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, which would amend existing legislation to allow different sex couples to have a civil partnership. Currently this option is only available to same-sex couples.

The Bill also makes consequential changes to other legislation including:

  • amendments to Scottish family law;
  • recognition of certain overseas relationships between different sex couples;
  • amendments so that registration of a civil partnership will not prevent one partner changing legal gender, and
  • creation of an offence of forcing someone into a civil partnership.

The Bill follows a UK Supreme Court ruling that found this difference in treatment between same sex and different sex couples breaches human rights law.

The call for evidence, which is open until 31st January 2020, can be found here.

 

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