Civil partnership registration and ceremonies

Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples

The General Registrar Office has advised that the Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill successfully completed its passage through Parliament on 15 March 2019 with Royal Assent given on 26 March 2019.

Within the Bill there is a commitment to extend the provision of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples, with this being available no later than 31 December 2019, but at this stage the actual date of implementation has not been given. As this is a statutory service it will be available throughout England and Wales on the same date. 

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