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Civil Partnerships Bill returned to House of Commons to consider amendments

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill has received its third reading. It now returns to the House of Commons for consideration of the amendments made in the Lords. Amendments concerned clauses 1 (marriage registration) and 4 (coroners' investigations into still-births). They will be considered on the floor of the House on Friday, 15 March 2019.

Clause 2 of the Bill, as currently drafted, would require the Secretary of State to make regulations to change the law relating to civil partnership to bring about equality between same-sex couples and other couples to form civil partnerships. Such regulations must be introduced within six months of the Bill becoming law.

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