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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 33: Form of register of marriages

217.Section 54 of the 1965 Act empowers the Registrar General, with the approval of Scottish Ministers, to make regulations on matters such as the form of registers for births, marriages and deaths. Section 33 amends section 54 of the 1965 Act so that regulations prescribing the form of a register of marriages may make different provision for different circumstances. Different descriptions may be needed for the parties of a same sex marriage when compared with parties to an opposite sex marriage.

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