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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Repeal of section 5C

74.Section 5C of the Gender Recognition Act makes provision about the issuing of full gender recognition certificates to both parties in a civil partnership. Its purpose was to ensure that the legal gender of both partners changed simultaneously so as to avoid creating a different sex civil partnership. When different sex civil partnerships become lawful, section 5C will be redundant and therefore paragraph 5(10) removes it from the statute book.

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