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Civil Partnership Act 2004

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6Place of registration
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(1)The place at which two people may register as civil partners of each other—

(a)must be in England or Wales,

(b)must not be in religious premises, and

(c)must be specified in the notices, or notice, of proposed civil partnership required by this Chapter.

(2)“Religious premises” means premises which—

(a)are used solely or mainly for religious purposes, or

(b)have been so used and have not subsequently been used solely or mainly for other purposes.

(3)In the case of registration under the standard procedure (including that procedure modified as mentioned in section 5), the place—

(a)must be one which is open to any person wishing to attend the registration, and

(b)before being specified in a notice of proposed civil partnership, must be agreed with the registration authority in whose area that place is located.

(4)If the place specified in a notice is not so agreed, the notice is void.

(5)A registration authority may provide a place in its area for the registration of civil partnerships.

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