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[F1(1)]In this Act—

  • the acquired gender” is to be construed in accordance with section 1(2),

  • approved country or territory” has the meaning given by section 2(4),

  • the appointed day” means the day appointed by order under section 26,

  • F2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • enactment” includes an enactment contained in an Act of the Scottish Parliament or in any Northern Ireland legislation,

  • “ full gender recognition certificate ”and “ interim gender recognition certificate ” mean the certificates issued as such under section 4 [F3, [F45 or 5A [F44C, 4E, 4F, 5, 5A or 5D]]] and “gender recognition certificate” means either of those sorts of certificate,

  • gender dysphoria” means the disorder variously referred to as gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder and transsexualism,

  • “Gender Recognition Panel” (and “Panel”) is to be construed in accordance with Schedule 1,

  • [F5protected civil partnership” means a civil partnership under the law of England and Wales;

  • protected marriage ” means—

    (a) a marriage under the law of England and Wales, or

    (b) a marriage under the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom,]

  • [F6"protected Scottish civil partnership" means a civil partnership registered in Scotland,

  • "protected Scottish marriage" means a marriage solemnised in Scotland, ]

  • [F7registered psychologist ” means a person registered in the part of the register maintained under [F8the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001] which relates to practitioner psychologists; ]

  • [F9statutory declaration of consent ” has the meaning given by section 3(6B)(a), ]

  • subordinate legislation ” means an Order in Council, an order, rules, regulations, a scheme, a warrant, bye-laws or any other instrument made under an enactment, and

  • UK birth register entry ” has the meaning given by section 10(2).

[F10(2)A civil partnership which was registered outside the United Kingdom under an Order in Council made under Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as having been registered in Scotland if—

(a)the parties to the civil partnership elected Scotland as the relevant part of the United Kingdom under the Order, and

(b)details of the civil partnership have been sent to the Registrar General for Scotland.

(3)A marriage which was registered outside the United Kingdom under the Foreign Marriage Act 1892 (other than a marriage registered by virtue of section 18 of that Act) is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as having been solemnised in Scotland if details of the marriage have been sent to the Registrar General for Scotland.

(4)A marriage which was solemnised outside the United Kingdom and registered under an Order in Council made under the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Special Provisions) Act 1957 is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as having been solemnised in Scotland if details of the marriage have been sent to the Registrar General for Scotland.

(5)A consular marriage in relation to which the relevant part of the United Kingdom is Scotland is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as having been solemnised in Scotland.

(6)In subsection (5)—

  • consular marriage ” means a marriage solemnised in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and any Order in Council made under it,

  • relevant part of the United Kingdom ”, in relation to such a marriage, means the part of the United Kingdom determined in accordance with paragraph 1(2)(b) of that Part of that Schedule for the purposes of the marriage. ]

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F1 S. 25(1): s. 25 renumbered as s. 25(1) (S.) (16.12.2014) by Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 5) , s. 36 , Sch. 2 para. 2(a) ; S.S.I. 2014/287 , art. 3 , Sch.

F3 Words in s. 25 substituted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) , ss. 250(7) , 263 ; S.I. 2005/3175 , art. 3 , Sch. 2

F5 S. 25: definitions of "protected civil partnership" and "protected marriage" inserted (10.12.2014) by Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30) , s. 21(3) , Sch. 5 para. 14(a) ; S.I. 2014/3169 , art. 2

F6 S. 25(1): definitions of "protected Scottish civil partnership" and "protected Scottish marriage" inserted (S.) (16.12.2014) by Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 5) , s. 36 , Sch. 2 para. 2(c) ; S.S.I. 2014/287 , art. 3 , Sch.

F8 Words in s. 25 substituted (1.8.2012) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7) , ss. 213(8)(d) , 306(4) (with s. 230(6) ); S.I. 2012/1319 , art. 2(4)

F9 S. 25: definition of "statutory declaration of consent" inserted (10.12.2014) by Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30) , s. 21(3) , Sch. 5 para. 14(b) ; S.I. 2014/3169 , art. 2

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