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From civil partnership to marriage

Date:9 DEC 2014
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From 10 December 2014 it will be possible to convert civil partnerships into marriage.

The year 2014 already represents a landmark for same-sex couples. In March the first same-sex marriages were celebrated in England and Wales and those from overseas were recognised also. However before the year closes there will be further developments as from 10 December 2014 it will be possible to convert Civil Partnerships into same sex marriages and north of the border same sex marriages will be celebrated from Hogmanay onwards.

What is the difference between civil partnership and same-sex marriage?

In the debate leading up to enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 the government produced a masterly table giving a comparison of same-sex marriage and civil partnership.

As civil partnerships effectively provide all the rights...

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