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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Modification of section 4E

70.Section 4E of the Gender Recognition Act, in its original form, allows a sheriff to grant a full gender recognition certificate to someone who has been granted an interim gender recognition certificate, notwithstanding the fact that the person is married and the person’s spouse has not provided a statutory declaration consenting to the marriage continuing. Paragraph 5(7) of schedule 2 modifies section 4E so that the same route to being granted a full gender recognition certificate is available to people in civil partnerships.

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