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Recognition In Northern Ireland Of Same Sex Marriages Performed In England, Scotland And Wales

EDM number 760 in 2017-19, proposed by Gerard Killen on 10/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Marriage, Registration of births, deaths and marriages and Civil partnerships.

That this House notes that under the terms of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, provisions are made for the marriages of same sex couples performed in England, Scotland and Wales to be treated as civil partnerships, and thus the spouses to be treated and referred to as civil partners in Northern Ireland; further notes that the Northern Ireland Registrar will not recognise marriages until the law is changed; notes that in practice, among other things, this means in the event of a spouse's death, the Northern Ireland Registrar refers to the remaining spouse only as the surviving civil partner, removing the status of the marriage in the public records; regrets that because of the provisions of the Act same sex couples married in England, Scotland and Wales in effect have the legal status of their marriages changed should they choose to settle in Northern Ireland; and resolves that the Government should bring about appropriate legislative action to allow for the full legal recognition of same sex marriages conducted in England, Scotland and Wales as marriages in Northern Ireland, for the purposes of registry and all other legal references and rights associated.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Ged Killen10/01/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Stephen Doughty11/01/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSeconded
Thelma Walker11/01/2018Colne ValleyLabourSeconded
Stephen Morgan11/01/2018Portsmouth SouthLabourSeconded
Rosie Duffield11/01/2018CanterburyLabourSeconded
Angela Eagle11/01/2018WallaseyLabourSeconded
Wes Streeting11/01/2018Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Chris Bryant11/01/2018RhonddaLabourSigned
Bambos Charalambous11/01/2018Enfield, SouthgateLabourSigned
Martin Docherty11/01/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham15/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer15/01/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
George Howarth15/01/2018KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jared O'Mara15/01/2018Sheffield, HallamIndependentSigned
Stewart McDonald15/01/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Alistair Carmichael15/01/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Whitfield15/01/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley15/01/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt15/01/2018ReigateConservativeSigned
Gareth Snell16/01/2018Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/01/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff17/01/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss17/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Edward Davey18/01/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Gaffney18/01/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle18/01/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Sandy Martin19/01/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Ruth George19/01/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Stephen Twigg22/01/2018Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi22/01/2018GowerLabourSigned
Christine Jardine23/01/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes24/01/2018Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Helen Hayes29/01/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald29/01/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas20/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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