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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]

Volume 790: debated on Tuesday 27 March 2018

First Reading

A Bill to make provision for the marriage of same sex couples in Northern Ireland, to make provision for the legal recognition of the same sex marriages of armed forces personnel overseas and other same sex marriages solemnised outside Northern Ireland, to make provision in the law of Northern Ireland for the conversion of civil partnerships to marriages, and for the review of civil partnerships, to make provision for rights to pensions and social security contributions for same sex married couples and civil partners, to make provision for gender change by married persons and civil partners, and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Hayward, read a first time and ordered to be printed.