Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill
On 26 June, the Scottish Government introduced the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. You can view the Bill and its accompanying documents on the Parliament's website. The accompanying documents include:
- Explanatory notes explaining the legal effect of the Bill.
- A policy memorandum explaining the reasons the Scottish Government wants to change the law and the other options it considered as part of the policy making process.
- A financial memorandum setting out costs and savings that arise from the Bill for the Scottish Government, local authorities, and other public bodies.
We have also prepared the following documents:
An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA). See also further information about the EQIA.
A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA). See also further information about the BRIA.
A statement agreed with the UK Government about amendments to the Equality Act 2010.
A page about the Scottish Government's consultations on this policy.
The Lord Advocate has prepared prosecution guidance which you can view on the website of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.