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Page 54, line 19, at end insert—

 

“          

After section 13 insert—

 

“13A  

Void marriages: additional provision about same sex couples

 

(1)    

If a same sex couple knowingly and wilfully intermarries under

 

the provisions of this Act in the absence of the required consent,

 

the marriage shall be void.

 

(2)    

In this section “required consent” means consent under section

 

1(3).”.”

53

Page 54, line 22, at end insert—

 

Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)

 

    (1)  

Section 29JA of the Public Order Act 1986 (protection of freedom of

 

expression (sexual orientation)) is amended in accordance with this

 

paragraph.

 

      (2)  

The existing provision of section 29JA becomes subsection (1) of that

 

section.

 

      (3)  

After that provision insert—

 

“(2)    

In this Part, for the avoidance of doubt, any discussion or

 

criticism of marriage which concerns the sex of the parties to

 

marriage shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended

 

to stir up hatred.”.”

In the Title

54

Line 4, leave out first “and” and insert “for permitting marriages according to the

 

usages of belief organisations to be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a

 

superintendent registrar,”

55

Line 4, after “partnership” insert “, for the review of survivor benefits under

 

occupational pension schemes”


 
 

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