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Page 54, line 19, at end insert—



After section 13 insert—



Void marriages: additional provision about same sex couples



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.



In this section “required consent” means consent under section




Page 54, line 22, at end insert—


Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)



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


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





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





After that provision insert—



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


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,”


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


occupational pension schemes”



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