Policy paper

Equal marriage: documents explaining our policy

Factsheets, a mythbuster and legal information relating to our policy to open up marriage to gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Factsheet about equal marriage

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Mythbuster about equal marriage

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Analysis of Aidan O’Neill QC’s legal scenarios in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

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Response to Aidan O’Neill QC’s legal opinion of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

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Details

You can read high-level information about our policy to open up marriage for LGBT people on our equal marriage policy page.

These documents give some more detailed (but still plain language) information about the policy.

You can also view our equal marriage infographics on Flickr.

The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill was published on 25 January 2013.

Published 15 July 2013
Last updated 10 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. New version of Equal Marriage factsheet uploaded to reflect implementation progress.
  2. Marriage (Same Sex Couples Act 2013: A short guide to the Act) document added.
  3. First published.