Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill - a consultation

Closed 20 Mar 2013

Opened 12 Dec 2012


The Scottish Government announced in July 2012 its decision to introduce same sex marriage and the religious registration of civil partnership.

This consultation seeks views on the detail of the legislation that will introduce these changes. It covers not only the introduction of same sex marriage but the detail of important protections in relation to religious bodies and celebrants, freedom of speech and education. It also seeks views on other changes to marriage law.

Read the full consultation paper

Read the Analysis Report


  • Children and Families
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights