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The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2014

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 121 (C. 8)

Civil Partnership

Marriage

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2014

Made

1st May 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

6th May 2014

Coming into force

21st May 2014

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 36(2) of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2014 and comes into force on 21st May 2014.

Appointed day

2.  The appointed day on which the following sections of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 come into force is 21st May 2014—

(a)section 7 (reset: abolition of defence);

(b)section 19 (marriage outside Scotland: evidence of dissolution of former civil partnership);

(c)section 20 (religious marriages: solemnisation by Church of Scotland deacons);

(d)section 22 (second marriage ceremony: form of endorsement);

(e)section 23 (sheriff court jurisdiction in relation to declarator of marriage);

(f)section 27 (dissolution of civil partnership: evidence);

(g)section 32 (provision of certain information to district registrars).

ALEX NEIL

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

1st May 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order bring into force the following provisions of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) on 21st May 2014: sections 7, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27 and 32.

The Bill for the 2014 Act received Royal Assent on 12th March 2014. Sections 34 to 37 of the 2014 Act came into force on the day after Royal Assent.

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