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The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory provision

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Extent

  3. PART 2 Extension of civil partnership to opposite-sex couples in England and Wales

    1. 3.Amendment of definition of civil partnership

    2. 4.Formation of civil partnerships by opposite-sex couples in England and Wales

    3. 5.Treatment of opposite-sex overseas relationships as civil partnerships

    4. 6.Transitional provision in relation to opposite-sex overseas relationships

  4. PART 3 Religious protection

    1. 7.Approval of religious premises for formation of civil partnership

    2. 8.(1) The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005...

    3. 9.Protection against compulsion in relation to religious involvement in civil partnership

    4. 10.(1) The Equality Act 2010 is amended as follows.

    5. 11.Religious employment of persons in same-sex or opposite-sex civil partnerships

  5. PART 4 Parenthood

    1. 12.Legitimacy of children of civil partners

    2. 13.(1) The Family Law Reform Act 1987 is amended as...

    3. 14.(1) In section 50 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

    4. 15.Parental responsibility of civil partners

    5. 16.Parental status of civil partners in cases of assisted reproduction

    6. 17.Registration of birth of children of civil partners

    7. 18.(1) The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987are amended...

    8. 19.(1) Schedule 6 to the Welfare Reform Act 2009 (which...

    9. 20.In section 5 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and...

    10. 21.In article 3A of the Service Departments Registers Order 1959—...

    11. 22.Status of male civil partners as fathers for purposes of nationality law

  6. PART 5 Gender recognition

    1. 23.Gender Recognition Act 2004 amended

    2. 24.Ordinary applications: evidence about civil partnership

    3. 25.Applications on alternative ground: evidence about civil partnership

    4. 26.Grant of full gender recognition certificate to one civil partner with consent of other partner

    5. 27.Grant of full certificate where other civil partner consents after interim certificate issued

    6. 28.(1) Section 4A is amended as follows.

    7. 29.Grant of full gender recognition certificate after death of civil partner while section 4A application pending

    8. 30.Removal of requirement for both civil partners to obtain full gender recognition certificate

    9. 31.Applications by civil partners to quash certificates secured by fraud

    10. 32.Continuity of civil partnership on change of gender

    11. 33.Amendment of definition relating to civil partnership to include overseas relationships

    12. 34.Regulations about registration of civil partnership following a change of gender by either party

    13. 35.Transitional provision about applications

    14. 36.Registration of civil partnership following a change of gender by either party

  7. PART 6 Miscellaneous amendments

    1. 37.Limitation of right to convert civil partnership into marriage to same-sex couples

    2. 38.Registration of civil partnerships abroad

    3. 39.Recognition of overseas dissolution etc. granted outside country of domicile

    4. 40.(1) Regulation 3 of the Civil Partnership (Supplementary Provisions relating...

    5. 41.Consequential and related amendments

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Specified overseas relationships: opposite-sex relationships

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transitional provision in relation to opposite-sex overseas relationships

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Requirements as to other relationships in order for pre-commencement relationships to be recognised as civil partnerships

      3. 3.Treatment as civil partnership for certain purposes of relationships terminated before commencement

      4. 4.Transitional modifications of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to do with dissolution, financial matters etc.

      5. 5.Pre-commencement wills not to be revoked by virtue of recognition of pre-commencement relationships as civil partnerships

      6. 6.Disapplication of earlier transitional provision

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential and related amendments

      1. PART 1 Primary legislation

        1. 1.Population (Statistics) Act 1938

        2. 2.Children and Young Persons Act 1969

        3. 3.Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

        4. 4.Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976

        5. 5.Rent Act 1977

        6. 6.Interpretation Act 1978

        7. 7.Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979

        8. 8.Mobile Homes Act 1983

        9. 9.Child Abduction Act 1984

        10. 10.Housing Act 1985

        11. 11.Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

        12. 12.Housing Act 1988

        13. 13.Child Support Act 1991

        14. 14.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

        15. 15.Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992

        16. 16.Local Government Finance Act 1992

        17. 17.Pension Schemes Act 1993

        18. 18.Jobseekers Act 1995

        19. 19.Family Law Act 1996

        20. 20.Housing Act 1996

        21. 21.Social Security Act 1998

        22. 22.State Pension Credit Act 2002

        23. 23.Tax Credits Act 2002

        24. 24.Adoption and Children Act 2002

        25. 25.Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

        26. 26.Housing Act 2004

        27. 27.Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005

        28. 28.Mental Capacity Act 2005

        29. 29.Income Tax Act 2007

        30. 30.Welfare Reform Act 2007

        31. 31.Corporation Tax Act 2010

        32. 32.Equality Act 2010

        33. 33.Localism Act 2011

        34. 34.Charities Act 2011

        35. 35.Welfare Reform Act 2012

        36. 36.Finance Act 2013

      2. PART 2 Secondary legislation

        1. 37.Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975

        2. 38.Social Security Benefit (Dependency) Regulations 1977

        3. 39.Vaccine Damage Payments Regulations 1979

        4. 40.Income Support (General) Regulations 1987

        5. 41.Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987

        6. 42.Council Tax (Additional Provisions for Discount Disregards) Regulations 1992

        7. 43.Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Order 1992

        8. 44.Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regulations 1992

        9. 45.Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Regulations 1995

        10. 46.Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) Regulations 1995

        11. 47.Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996

        12. 48.Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations 1996

        13. 49.Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) Regulations 1996

        14. 50.Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996

        15. 51.Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations 1996

        16. 52.Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations 1997

        17. 53.Council Tax (Prescribed Classes of Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 1998

        18. 54.Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999

        19. 55.General Chiropractic Council (Registration) Rules 1999

        20. 56.Asylum Support Regulations 2000

        21. 57.Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) Regulations 2000

        22. 58.Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations 2000

        23. 59.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2001

        24. 60.Registration of Social Care and Independent Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

        25. 61.State Pension Credit Regulations 2002

        26. 62.Withholding and Withdrawal of Support (Travel Assistance and Temporary Accommodation) Regulations 2002

        27. 63.Tax Credits (Appeals) (No 2) Regulations 2002

        28. 64.Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) Regulations 2003

        29. 65.Guardian’s Allowance (General) Regulations 2003

        30. 66.Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews for Partners) Regulations 2003

        31. 67.Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003

        32. 68.Council Tax (Prescribed Classes of Dwellings) (England) Regulations 2003

        33. 69.Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2004

        34. 70.Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2004

        35. 71.Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005

        36. 72.Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) Regulations 2005

        37. 73.Disclosure of Adoption Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005

        38. 74.Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005

        39. 75.Special Guardianship Regulations 2005

        40. 76.Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005

        41. 77.Special Guardianship (Wales) Regulations 2005

        42. 78.Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005

        43. 79.Access to Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005

        44. 80.Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005

        45. 81.Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations 2005

        46. 82.Housing Benefit Regulations 2006

        47. 83.Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006

        48. 84.Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006

        49. 85.Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006

        50. 86.Pension Protection Fund (General and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006

        51. 87.Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (Wales) Order 2006

        52. 88.Integration Loans for Refugees and Others Regulations 2007

        53. 89.Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007 (Prescription of Information) Order 2007

        54. 90.Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008

        55. 91.Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration) (England) Regulations 2010

        56. 92.Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010

        57. 93.Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc) Regulations 2011

        58. 94.Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011

        59. 95.Disclosure of State Pension Credit Information (Warm Home Discount) Regulations 2011

        60. 96.Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (England) Regulations 2012

        61. 97.Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013

        62. 98.Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013

        63. 99.Council Tax (Reductions for Annexes) (England) Regulations 2013

        64. 100.State Pension Regulations 2015

        65. 101.Occupational Pension Schemes (Schemes that were Contracted-out) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

        66. 102.Council Tax (Exceptions to Higher Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015

        67. 103.Residential Property Tribunal Procedures and Fees (Wales) Regulations 2016

        68. 104.Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2017

        69. 105.Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2018

      3. PART 3 Pension schemes

        1. 106.Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983

        2. 107.National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulations 1995

        3. 108.Armed Forces Pension Scheme Order 2005

        4. 109.Reserve Forces Pension Scheme Regulations 2005

        5. 110.Naval, Military and Air Forces etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006

        6. 111.Naval and Marine Pensions (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) Order 2010

        7. 112.Army Pensions (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) Warrant 2010

        8. 113.Air Force (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) Order 2010

        9. 114.Armed Forces (Redundancy, Resettlement and Gratuity Earnings Schemes) (No 2) Order 2010

        10. 115.Teachers’ Pensions Regulations 2010

        11. 116.Reserve Forces Non Regular Permanent Staff (Pension and Attributable Benefits Schemes) Regulations 2011

  9. Explanatory Note

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