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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020

Eligibility and Registration in Scotland

Section 9: Temporary authorisation of celebrants

23.Section 9 of the Act amends section 94E of the 2004 Act. Section 94E provides that a temporary authorisation may be granted to allow the celebrant to register one or more specified civil partnerships (subsection (1)(a)) or to allow the celebrant to register civil partnerships over a specified period of time (subsection (1)(b)). Section 9(2)(a) of the Act adds new subsection (2A) to section 94E to provide that authorisations may be granted in relation to one category of civil partnership only or both. Section 9(2)(b) and (c) of the Act amend the provision for authorisation in section 94E to set out the conditions for authorisation in respect of each category of civil partnership.

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