The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Workplaces and Service Delivery

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Employers
  • Any organisation providing a service
  • Public sector

Which countries is it relevant to?

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First published: 24 Mar 2014

This is the cover for The equality and human rights implications for workplaces and service delivery - The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

In July 2013, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act received Parliamentary approval. This act makes the marriage of same sex couples lawful in England and Wales, while protecting and promoting religious freedom.

The guidance provides clear, factual, and easily understandable information about the Act for employers, service providers, schools and religious institutions so that individuals and institutions can understand their rights and responsibilities.

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