The future of civil partnership in Scotland

Yesterday saw the launch of an on-line consultation on the future of civil partnership in Scotland. The publication, Review of Civil Partnership – A consultation by the Scottish Government, follows the coming into force of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and the introduction of same-sex marriage. The options under consideration are:

  • no change, with civil partnerships remaining available to same-sex couples only; or
  • changing the law so that no new civil partnerships could be entered into in future; or
  • introducing opposite-sex civil partnership.

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