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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Paragraph 6(5): Recognition of overseas dissolutions

84.Sections 234 to 237 of the 2004 Act contain provisions regarding the recognition of overseas dissolutions, annulments and separations. Section 237(2)(b)(ii) allows regulations to modify the application of those provisions in circumstances where a civil partner is domiciled in a country that does not recognise same sex civil partnerships. Paragraph 6(5) of schedule 2 extends the scope of the power to allow it also to be exercised where a civil partner is domiciled in a country that does not recognise civil partnerships between two people of different sexes.

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