Civil partnerships are now open to all - Nicola Buchanan writes for The Scotsman

06 Jul 2020

Speaking to The Scotsman today, BLM's Nicola Buchanan discusses the unanimous passing of the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill - it passed its third and final legislative stage on 23 June. This bill will enable mixed – or opposite – sex couples to enter into a civil partnership in Scotland.

Nicola says:

"The bill is about equality and choice in relationships. People not otherwise prohibited to enter into a legally recognised relationship will have the same choices to marry or become civil partners regardless of gender. The Scottish Government is committed to “implementing the bill as soon as possible so that no one will have to wait too long to enter into a mixed-sex civil partnership, should they wish to do so”. In time, married couples will be allowed to convert a relationship to a civil partnership and vice versa."

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