Same Sex Marriage now Law in Scotland

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(And good news for England and Wales too)

At last it’s law dears.  On Thursday, 13 March 2014, Queen Elizabeth II granted Royal Assent to the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Bill, meaning that it has now passed into Scots Law.

This ensures the rights of same sex couples to marry.  There is also provision for Humanist celebrants to wed couples without having to apply for a temporary licence to do so, as previously required.

The first same sex marriage in Scotland could take place as early as July.

Meanwhile, on the same day, same sex couples in England & Wales became able to register to marry and same sex marriages abroad became officially recognised.

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