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1. This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential, etc. Amendments) Order 2005 and shall come into force on 5th December 2005.
2. (1) This Order does not extend to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
(2) Subject to paragraph (1), any amendment made by this Order has the same extent as the provision subject to amendment.
3. In Schedule 20 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (meaning of overseas relationship: specified relationships), in the table—
(a)in the first entry relating to Belgium, for “cohabitation légale (statutory cohabitation)” substitute “the relationship referred to as cohabitation légale, wettelijke samenwoning or gesetzliches zusammenwohnen”,
(b)in the entry relating to Canada: Quebec, for “civil union” substitute “the relationship referred to as union civile or as civil union”,
(c)in the entry relating to Finland, for “rekisteröity parisuhde (registered partnership)” substitute “the relationship referred to as rekisteröity parisuhde or as registrerad partnerskap”,
(d)in the entry relating to France, for “pacte civile de solidarité (civil solidarity pact)” substitute “pacte civil de solidarité”,
(e)in the first entry relating to the Netherlands, for “geregistreerde partnerschap (registered partnership)” substitute “geregistreerd partnerschap”, and
(f)in the entries relating to Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, omit the words in brackets.
4. (1) Schedule 1 contains amendments relating to registration matters with respect to civil partnerships.
(2) Schedule 2 contains an amendment of the Marriage Act 1949(1).
(3) Schedule 3 contains amendments of Church legislation.
(4) Schedule 4 contains further consequential amendments.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equality
Department of Trade and Industry
28th October 2005
The Scottish Ministers consent to the making of this Order
A member of the Scottish Executive
1st November 2005
The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents.
Sealed with the Official seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel
Ethne E Harkness
A Senior Official of the
Department of Finance and Personnel
4th November 2005
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