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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Eligibility and Registration in Scotland

Section 8: Registration and removal of celebrants

21.Section 8 of the Act amends the 2004 Act in respect of sections 94B and 94C.

22.In accordance with section 94B of the 2004 Act, a religious or belief body can nominate one of its members to the Registrar General. If the nomination is accepted and the individual’s name is entered in a register, that person becomes an approved celebrant. Section 8(2) of the Act amends section 94B to provide for celebrants to be nominated and approved separately for the purposes of registering same sex and mixed sex civil partnerships.

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