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Chapter 1: Introduction and the structure of this consultation paper.
1.01 This consultation seeks views on the possible introduction of religious ceremonies for civil partnerships and the possible introduction of same sex marriage.
1.02 The structure is as follows:
Ministerial ForewordChapter 1: Introduction and the structure of this consultation paperChapter 2: Civil partnershipsChapter 3: MarriageChapter 4: Other matters and conclusionAnnex A: Responding to this consultation documentAnnex B: Differences between civil partnerships and marriageAnnex C: The Scottish Government consultation processAnnex D: The Scottish Government's understanding of which jurisdictions have established civil unions (or partnerships) between same sex couples and which jurisdictions have established same sex marriageAnnex E: Respondent Information FormAnnex F: List of organisations who have been sent this paper
1.03 Details of how to respond to this consultation document are contained in Annex A. Please use the Respondent Information Form at Annex E and, if required, separate sheets of paper clearly marked with the question to which your comments relate. Please note that you do not have to answer every question. In some cases, we have asked for the reasons for your answer. However, if you feel that you do not wish or need to add anything to your answer, then there is no need to do so.
1.04 The closing date for responses to this consultation is 9 December 2011.
1.05 Any inquiries about this consultation should be sent to Sandra Jack: 0131 244 2025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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