British Virgin Islands. Learn more. England and Wales begin to recognise overseas same-sex marriages". Retrieved 29 March Nikki Sinclaire becomes first openly trans MEP. MSM activity made legal NI. In FebruaryLord Hayward withdrew an amendment to an unrelated government bill, which if passed would have extended same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland, after Government Lords rejected the amendment and said it wanted the Northern Ireland Assembly to legalise same-sex marriage.
Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. The Bill also amends the Gender Recognition Act to enable an existing marriage to continue where one or both parties changes legal gender and both parties wish to remain married or an existing civil partnership where both parties change their gender simultaneously and wish to remain civil partners.
On 17 Marchthe Petitions Committee unanimously agreed to question the Scottish Government on whether and when it planned to amend the Marriage Scotland Act to allow same-sex marriages. Archived from the original on 3 March Journal of Family Law.
As family law is not reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdomthe Scottish Parliament has legislative competence to make changes to the law on marriage. The General Synod voted in favour of a motion to begin discussion amongst the seven dioceses to remove the doctrinal clause which stated that marriage was between a man and a woman.
Retrieved 21 May Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. The government changed the law, opening such a union to the majority of the UK's 3.
Privy Council of the United Kingdom. The data is shown in the table below. British Virgin Islands. Civil partnerships: Law to change for mixed-sex couples. House of Commons Research Library. Timeline