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Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006

Application of 1981 Act to cohabiting couples of same sex

Section 34: Application of 1981 Act to cohabitating couples of same sex

53.Section 34 introduces amendments to the Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981 extending the provisions on occupancy rights of cohabiting couples (dealt with in section 18) to same sex couples.

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