Stage 3 proceedings on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill are scheduled to take place on 4 February 2014.
This briefing summarises the main recommendations made by the Equal Opportunities Committee in its stage 1 report and the Scottish Government response. It also summarises the key amendments passed at stage 2.
This version of the briefing updates the previous version dated 27 January 2014. It takes account of additional information sent to the Equal Opportunities Committee concerning the analysis of Scottish Government consultation responses received through the Scotland for Marriage Campaign.
SPICe briefing 13-51 describes the Bill as introduced in more detail.
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Published: 29 January 2014