Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships

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At present the law in Scotland does not allow mixed sex couples to enter in to a Civil Partnership.

The current information and advice provided by the Scottish Office outlines the progress that is being made.

“On 30 September 2019, the Scottish Government introduced the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill  to the Scottish Parliament.  This Bill will make civil partnership open to mixed sex couples in Scotland.  Should the Bill be enacted by Parliament, it is probable that some secondary legislation will be needed.  This means that mixed sex civil partnership is likely to become available in Scotland in 2021. You can find out more about the process the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill will undergo in Parliament here.”