The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Quick Guide

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First published: 24 Mar 2014

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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (the Act) allows same sex couples to marry in accordance with legal requirements in England and Wales. This guide explains the main implications of the Act, particularly in terms of equality and human rights, through answers to key questions.

This guide is relevant for: same sex couples wishing to marry; religious organisations; employers, employees and service providers; public authorities; trade unions; and schools. 

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