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The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships) Order 2012

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2012 No. 2976

Civil Partnership

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships) Order 2012

Made

21st November 2012

Laid before Parliament

3rd December 2012

Coming into force

31st January 2013

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 213 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004(1) and with the consent of the Scottish Ministers and the Department of Finance and Personnel:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships) Order 2012 and comes into force on 31st January 2013.

Amendment of Schedule 20 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004

2.  Schedule 20 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (meaning of overseas relationship: specified relationships) is amended in accordance with the Schedule to this Order.

Jo Swinson

Minister for Women and Equalities

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

4th November 2012

The Scottish Ministers consent to the making of this Order.

Alex Neil

A member of the Scottish Government

21st November 2012

The Department of Finance and Personnel consents to the making of this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel

Legal seal

Oswyn Paulin

A Senior Officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

7th November 2012

Article 2

SCHEDULE

1.  In Schedule 20 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (meaning of overseas relationship: specified relationships), the table is amended as follows.

2.  After the entry relating to Andorra, insert—

Argentinamarriage
Argentina: Autonomous City of Buenos Airesunión civil
Australia: Australian Capital Territorycivil partnership
Australia: New South Walesa relationship registered under the Relationships Register Act 2010
Australia: Queenslandcivil partnership

3.  After the entry relating to Australia: Tasmania, insert—

Australia: Victoriaregistered domestic relationship
Austriaeingetragene Partnerschaft

4.  After the second entry relating to Belgium, insert—

Brazilmarriage
Brazilunião estável

5.  After the entry relating to Canada, insert—

Canada: Manitobathe relationship referred to as common-law relationship or as union de fait

6.  After the entry relating to Canada: Quebec, insert—

Colombiaunión de hecho
Czech Republicregistrované partnertsví
Denmarkmarriage

7.  After the entry relating to Denmark, insert—

Ecuadorunión civil

8.  After the entry relating to Germany, insert—

Greenlandthe relationship referred to as nalunaarsukkamik inooqatigiinneq or as registreret partnerskab
Hungarybejegyzett élettársi kapcsolat
Icelandmarriage

9.  After the entry relating to Iceland, insert—

Irelandcivil partnership
Isle of Mancivil partnership
Jerseycivil partnership
Liechtensteineingetragene Partnerschaft

10.  After the entry relating to Luxembourg, insert—

Mexico: Coahuilapacto civil de solidaridad
Mexico: Mexico City Federal Districtmarriage
Mexico: Mexico City Federal Districtsociedad de convivencia

11.  After the entry relating to New Zealand, insert—

Norwaymarriage

12.  After the entry relating to Norway, insert—

Portugalmarriage
Sloveniazakon o registraciji istospolne partnerske skupnosti
South Africacivil partnership
South Africamarriage

13.  After the entry relating to Spain, insert—

Swedenmarriage

14.  After the entry relating to Sweden, insert—

Switzerlandthe relationship referred to as eingetragene Partnerschaft, as partnenariat enregistré or as unione domestica registrata

15.  After the entry relating to the United States of America: California, insert—

United States of America: Californiamarriage
United States of America: Coloradothe relationship between designated beneficiaries

16.  After the entry relating to the United States of America: Connecticut, insert—

United States of America: Connecticutmarriage
United States of America: Delawarecivil union
United States of America: District of Columbiamarriage
United States of America: Hawaiicivil union
United States of America: Hawaiireciprocal beneficiary relationship
United States of America: Illinoiscivil union
United States of America: Iowamarriage

17.  After the entry relating to the United States of America: Massachusetts, insert—

United States of America: Nevadadomestic partnership
United States of America: New Hampshiremarriage
United States of America: New Jerseycivil union

18.  After the entry relating to the United States of America: New Jersey, insert—

United States of America: New Yorkmarriage
United States of America: Oregondomestic partnership
United States of America: Rhode Islandcivil union

19.  After the entry relating to the United States of America: Vermont, insert—

United States of America: Vermontmarriage
United States of America: Washingtonstate registered domestic partnership
United States of America: Wisconsindomestic partnership
Uruguayunión concubinaria

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends Schedule 20 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) (“the Act”). Schedule 20 specifies overseas relationships that may be treated as civil partnerships for the purposes of the Act, provided certain other conditions in the Act are satisfied.

Article 2 adds 50 relationships to the specified relationships in the table in Schedule 20.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sectors is foreseen.

(1)

2004 c. 33; section 213(2) was amended by S.I. 2010/1839; Schedule 20 was amended by S.I. 2005/3129 and 2005/3135.

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