Protected Characteristic - Marriage & Civil Partnership
You can get married or form a civil partnership in the UK if you’re:
- 16 or over
- free to marry or form a civil partnership (single, divorced or widowed)
- not closely related
You need permission from your parents or guardians if you’re under 18 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Only same sex couples can form a civil partnership.
Civil partners must be treated the same as married couples on a wide range of legal matters.
Our policies are inclusive of all staff who have celebrated a marriage or civil partnership.
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Latest Update : 11 August 2020