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Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 comes into force

On Sunday, 26 May, the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 came into force in accordance with section 6(3) of the Act.

Section 2(1) of the Act empowers the Secretary of State, by regulations, to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 so that two persons who are not of the same sex are eligible to form a civil partnership in England and Wales (provided that they would be eligible to do so apart from the question of sex). Section 2(2) requires the Secretary of State to exercise that power so that such regulations are in force no later than 31 December 2019.

28/5/19