Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: impact assessment and documents relating to the journey of the Bill through Parliament
Information about the likely impact, letters and other legal information about the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
These documents explain different parts of the process of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill through Parliament.
You can read the Bill and see its position in the legislative process on the Parliament website.
You can also read a set of documents explaining our policy on equal marriage.
What’s on this page
These documents include:
- an impact assessment, setting out what the effect of the changes in the Bill will be
- responses to Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, and the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which are groups of MPs and Lords who examine draft laws
You can view the original reports published by the two parliamentary committees on their respective websites, using the links above.
Last updated 30 August 2013 + show all updates
Replaced 'Impact assessment: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill' PDF with 'Impact assessment: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act' PDF
Further Supplementary note for the JCHR added
Updated publication with revised title to reflect additional documents uploaded.
Updated short guide to the bill to reflect current status.
Added in a supplementary note to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, published in June 2013
Added letter from Hugh Robertson and Note for Joint Committee on Human Rights (was originally published on culture.gov.uk in February 2013, but went missing in the transition to GOV.UK).