Converting civil partnerships to marriage

The Government has announced the position in relation to same-sex marriages for those already in a civil partnership following the enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

From 10 December 2014, same-sex couples will be able to convert their civil partnerships to marriages by attending a register office and signing a declaration that they wish to be married in front of a registrar.

Note that civil partnerships will continue to be available to same-sex couples but remain barred for opposite-sex couples following public consultation.


Deaf, hubby to Rachel, dad to Corey, Libby and Emily, Solicitor, Lecturer in Legal Practice at University of South Wales, PhD student at University of Leicester.

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