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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Recognition of marriages converted to civil partnerships outwith Scotland

Section 5: Recognition of marriages converted to civil partnerships outwith Scotland

17.The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 and the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 allow for the conversion of a marriage into a civil partnership in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, respectively. Section 5 of the Act provides the Scottish Ministers with a regulation-making power to enable the recognition of those converted marriages as civil partnerships in Scotland.

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