Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom
Original Publication: July 2013
This Act makes it legal for same sex couples in England and Wales to marry. The provisions in schedule 5 also allows people who are married to obtain a legal gender change as long as the spouse consents.
An Act to make provision for the marriage of same sex couples in England and Wales, about gender change by married persons and civil partners, about consular functions in relation to marriage, for the marriage of armed forces personnel overseas, for permitting marriages according to the usages of belief organisations to be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a superintendent registrar, for the review of civil partnership, for the review of survivor benefits under occupational pension schemes, and for connected purposes.