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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-06more like thismore than 2014-06-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to enable civil partnerships to be amended to marriage without recourse to a separate legal process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central remove filter
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 199521 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p>Section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 provides that civil partners may convert their civil partnership into marriage under regulations to be made by the Secretary of State, and that the resulting marriage will be treated as having subsisted since the date the civil partnership was formed. Civil partnerships and marriage are separate legal institutions so a process is required for conversion. We are working hard to ensure that couples wanting to convert their civil partnerships into marriages are able to do so as soon as possible. We aim to do this before the end of 2014.</p><p>These aspects of implementing the Act take longer because they involve developing and implementing completely new procedures and processes. This contrasts with the work to make new marriages for same-sex couples possible, where we were able to build on existing processes so implementation was more straightforward.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:37:52.8817488Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:37:52.8817488Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this