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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Modification of section 5A

73.Paragraph 5(9) of schedule 2 modifies section 5A of the Gender Recognition Act so that it acknowledges the possibility that a full gender recognition certificate may have been issued under section 4E of that Act (the modifications to which are discussed above) before a court dissolves a civil partnership on the basis of an interim gender recognition certificate having been granted. The effect is simply to make clear that the court granting the dissolution is not to issue another full gender recognition certificate, on top of the one already issued under section 4E.

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