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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

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PART 2New England and Wales legislation

5(1)This paragraph applies to provision made by—

(a)this Act and any subordinate legislation made under it, or

(b)new England and Wales legislation,

including any such provision which amends existing England and Wales legislation.

(2)The following expressions have the meanings given—

(a)“husband” includes a man who is married to another man;

(b)“wife” includes a woman who is married to another woman;

(c)“widower” includes a man whose marriage to another man ended with the other man’s death;

(d)“widow” includes a woman whose marriage to another woman ended with the other woman’s death;

and related expressions are to be construed accordingly.

(3)A reference to marriage of same sex couples is a reference to—

(a)marriage between two men, and

(b)marriage between two women.

(4)A reference to a marriage of a same sex couple is a reference to—

(a)a marriage between two men, or

(b)a marriage between two women.

(5)A reference to a same sex couple who are not married but are living together as a married couple is a reference to—

(a)two men who are not married but are living together as a married couple, or

(b)two women who are not married but are living together as a married couple.

(6)This Part of this Schedule does not limit section 11(1) or (2).

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