Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill

Explanatory Notes


Overview of the Bill

1 The Bill requires the Secretary of State to review the system of registering marriages and civil partnerships to ascertain the changes that would be needed to enable the inclusion of both parents in a register entry. It requires the Secretary of State to prepare a report to assess the changes that ought to be made to ensure equality of treatment with respect to the future ability of opposite-sex and same-sex couples to form a civil partnership, and confers power to effect those changes. It also requires the Secretary of State to prepare a report on whether the law ought to be changed to require or permit the registration of pregnancy losses. Finally, it requires the Secretary of State to prepare a report on whether the law ought to be changed to enable or require coroners to investigate stillbirths, and confers powers to make those changes.

 

Prepared 1st February 2018