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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 20: Religious marriages: solemnisation by Church of Scotland deacons

108.This section amends the provisions of section 8(1)(a)(i) of the 1977 Act about automatic authorisation of ministers of the Church of Scotland in respect of opposite sex marriage. The effect is that Church of Scotland deacons, like Church of Scotland ministers, are automatically authorised to solemnise opposite sex marriage.

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