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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Opposite sex civil partnership

The Civil Partnerships (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, which extend eligibility for forming civil partnerships to opposite sex couples, were approved in Parliament and made on 5 November 2019.

The regulations will come into force on 2 December 2019.

Leicestershire Registration Service can now take (or confirm) bookings for couples to give notice from 2 December 2019. This will allow the first civil partnerships under the standard procedure to be formed from 31 December 2019.

Civil partnerships formed under the special procedure can take place from 2 December 2019.

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