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The Marriage (Same-sex Couples) and Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) 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 Marriage: Same-sex Couples

    1. 3.Extension of marriage to same-sex couples

    2. 4.Form of appropriate declaration at solemnisation of a marriage

    3. 5.Parties being of the same sex no longer to be a ground on which a marriage is void

    4. 6.Effect of extension

    5. 7.Interpretation of existing legislation: references to marriage, couples and married persons

    6. 8.Interpretation of existing private legal instruments

    7. 9.Disapplication of regulations 6 and 7 in certain cases

    8. 10.Recognition of extra-territorial marriages of same-sex couples

    9. 11.Marriage overseas: consular, and armed forces, marriages

    10. 12.(1) Part 2 of the Consular Marriages and Marriages under...

    11. 13.(1) A person is entitled, on payment of a fee,...

    12. 14.(1) The Overseas Marriage (Armed Forces) Order 2014, except article...

    13. 15.Prescribed forms relating to marriage

  4. PART 3 Civil Partnership: Opposite-sex Couples

    1. 16.Extension of civil partnership to opposite-sex couples

    2. 17.Treatment of opposite-sex overseas relationships as civil partnerships

    3. 18.In article 4 of the Civil Partnership (Registration Abroad and...

    4. 19.(1) Regulation 3 of the Civil Partnership (Supplementary Provisions relating...

    5. 20.Prescribed forms relating to civil partnerships

  5. PART 4 Amendments: Children and Families

    1. 21.Fatherhood

    2. 22.Registration of births

    3. 23.Legitimacy

    4. 24.(1) Section 2 of the Legitimacy Act (Northern Ireland) 1961...

    5. 25.(1) Article 155 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

    6. 26.Parental status in cases of assisted reproduction

    7. 27.Parental responsibility

    8. 28.(1) The Children (Parental Responsibility Agreement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996...

    9. 29.Adoption

    10. 30.(1) The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 is amended as...

    11. 31.In the Adoption Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989, in Part...

    12. 32.(1) The Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003...

    13. 33.Fostering

    14. 34.Child abduction

    15. 35.Divorce, annulment and judicial separation

    16. 36.In Article 2(2) of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order...

    17. 37.Declarations as to marital status: jurisdiction of the courts

    18. 38.Property rights where parents not married to, or civil partners of, each other

    19. 39.(1) Schedule 6 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

    20. 40.Representations procedure

  6. PART 5 Amendments: Gender Recognition

    1. 41.Amendments of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: introductory

    2. 42.Alternative grounds for granting certificates in Northern Ireland

    3. 43.(1) Sections 2(3C), 3(11), 3E and 3F (alternative grounds: person...

    4. 44.Certificates to be copied to Registrar General

    5. 45.Continuity of civil partnership or marriage on change of gender

    6. 46.Foreign gender change and marriage

    7. 47.Definitions of protected relationships

    8. 48.Regulations about registration of marriages and civil partnerships in gender-change cases

    9. 49.Transitional provision about applications

    10. 50.Amendments relating to registration

    11. 51.Consequential amendments

    12. 52.In article 3(2) of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland)...

  7. PART 6 Amendments: Pensions and Social Security: Primary Legislation

    1. 53.Civil Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1925

    2. 54.Judicial Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1951

    3. 55.County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

    4. 56.District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 1960

    5. 57.Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

    6. 58.Superannuation (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

    7. 59.Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

    8. 60.Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975

    9. 61.Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975

    10. 62.Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers’ Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

    11. 63.Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

    12. 64.Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

    13. 65.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

    14. 66.Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

    15. 67.Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

    16. 68.Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993

    17. 69.Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

    18. 70.Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

    19. 71.State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

    20. 72.Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

    21. 73.Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

    22. 74.Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

  8. PART 7 Amendments: Pensions and Social Security: Secondary Legislation

    1. 75.Social Security (Benefit) (Married Women and Widows Special Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1975

    2. 76.Social Security (Credits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975

    3. 77.Social Security Benefit (Dependency) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977

    4. 78.Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1978

    5. 79.Social Security (Widow’s Benefit, Retirement Pensions and Other Benefits) (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979

    6. 80.Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987

    7. 81.Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987

    8. 82.Judicial Pensions (Requisite Benefits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988

    9. 83.Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

    10. 84.Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

    11. 85.Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

    12. 86.Social Security (Additional Pension) (Contributions Paid in Error) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    13. 87.Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    14. 88.Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    15. 89.Social Security (Computation of Earnings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    16. 90.Contracting-out (Transfer and Transfer Payment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    17. 91.Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

    18. 92.Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

    19. 93.Occupational Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

    20. 94.Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

    21. 95.Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

    22. 96.Child Support (Maintenance Calculations and Special Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

    23. 97.Housing Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

    24. 98.Tax Credit (Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

    25. 99.State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

    26. 100.Social Security (Work-focused Interviews for Partners) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

    27. 101.Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

    28. 102.Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005

    29. 103.Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

    30. 104.Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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

    32. 106.Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

    33. 107.Pension Protection Fund (General and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

    34. 108.Housing Benefit regulations of 2006

    35. 109.Rate Relief regulations of 2007

    36. 110.Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

    37. 111.Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

    38. 112.State Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

    39. 113.Occupational Pension Schemes (Schemes that were Contracted-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

    40. 114.Welfare Supplementary Payment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

    41. 115.Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

    42. 116.Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

    43. 117.Discretionary Support Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

    44. 118.Rate Relief Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

  9. PART 8 Public Service Pension Schemes

    1. 119.Police

    2. 120.(1) The Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service...

    3. 121.Local Government

    4. 122.Civil Service

    5. 123.Other public service pension schemes

  10. PART 9 Amendments: Other Primary Legislation

    1. 124.Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945

    2. 125.Age of Marriage Act (Northern Ireland) 1951

    3. 126.Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

    4. 127.King George VI Memorial Youth Council Act (Northern Ireland) 1957

    5. 128.Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

    6. 129.Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971

    7. 130.Housing on Farms Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

    8. 131.Land Acquisition and Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

    9. 132.Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

    10. 133.Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

    11. 134.Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

    12. 135.Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

    13. 136.Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

    14. 137.Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

    15. 138.Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980

    16. 139.Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

    17. 140.Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

    18. 141.Agriculture and Fisheries (Financial Assistance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

    19. 142.Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

    20. 143.Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

    21. 144.Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

    22. 145.Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

    23. 146.Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

    24. 147.Presumption of Death Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

    25. 148.Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

  11. PART 10 Amendments: Other Secondary Legislation

    1. 149.Extension to Northern Ireland of amendments made in consequence of the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales

    2. 150.Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1990

    3. 151.Court fees orders of 1996

    4. 152.Individual Learning Accounts Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

    5. 153.Northern Ireland Social Care Council (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

    6. 154.Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

    7. 155.Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

    8. 156.Housing Renewal Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

    9. 157.Regulation and Improvement Authority (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

    10. 158.Foyle Area (Control of Drift and Draft Net Fishing) Regulations 2004

    11. 159.Regulation and Improvement Authority (Registration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

    12. 160.Nursing Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

    13. 161.Residential Care Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

    14. 162.Probation Board for Northern Ireland Victim Information Scheme 2005

    15. 163.Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

    16. 164.Regional Business Services Organisation (Membership and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

    17. 165.Patient and Client Council (Membership and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

    18. 166.Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

    19. 167.General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

    20. 168.Rate Relief Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

  12. PART 11 Transitional Provision: Opposite-sex Civil Partnerships: Overseas Relationships

    1. 169.Interpretation of Part

    2. 170.Overseas relationship dissolved etc before 13th January 2020: treatment as civil partnership

    3. 171.Overseas relationships: transitional modifications of CPA 2004: dissolution, finances etc

    4. 172.Pre-13th January 2020 will is not revoked by recognition of existing overseas relationship

    5. 173.Requirements for existing overseas relationship to be recognised as civil partnership

    6. 174.Disapplication and modification of earlier transitional provision

  13. Signature

  14. Explanatory Note

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