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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Repeal of section 4F

71.Section 4F of the Gender Recognition Act provides a mechanism for a person with an interim gender recognition certificate to obtain a full gender recognition certificate where:

  • the person’s civil partner dies within 6 months of their submitting notice of their intention to change their civil partnership into a marriage, or

  • within 6 months of their civil partnership changing into a marriage the person’s spouse died.

72.Paragraph 5(8) of schedule 2 repeals section 4F because the other changes the schedule makes to the Gender Recognition Act mean that changing a civil partnership into a marriage is no longer a necessary step on the route to obtaining a full gender recognition certificate (see, in particular, the discussion above in relation to sections 4 and 4C of the Gender Recognition Act).

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