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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2012-13, 2013-14

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 c.30
18 July 2013
Commons

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

15 July 2013
Commons
11 July 2013
Lords
HL Bill 34 2013-14 (as amended in Committee)
25 June 2013
Lords
Bill 29 2013-14 (as brought from the Commons)
22 May 2013
Lords
9 May 2013
Commons
25 January 2013
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 94 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory Notes to Bill)
16 July 2013
Commons
Bill 29 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory notes to the Bill)
22 May 2013
Lords
9 May 2013
Commons
25 January 2013
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 May 2013
16 July 2013
Commons
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
13 July 2013
Lords
Manuscript Amendment to be moved on Report [supplementary to the second marshalled list]
10 July 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
10 July 2013
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
9 July 2013
Lords
Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
6 July 2013
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
5 July 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
4 July 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
3 July 2013
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Report
2 July 2013
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
21 June 2013
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List]
20 June 2013
Lords
Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
19 June 2013
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
18 June 2013
Lords
Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
15 June 2013
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
14 June 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
13 June 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
12 June 2013
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
11 June 2013
Lords
21 May 2013
Commons
Consideration of Bill Manuscript Amendment submitted on 20 May 2013
20 May 2013
Commons
18 May 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 16 May 2013
17 May 2013
Commons
Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 16 May 2013
16 May 2013
Commons
16 May 2013
Commons
15 May 2013
Commons
14 May 2013
Commons
10 May 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 25 April 2013
26 April 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 16 April 2013
17 April 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 26 March 2013
27 March 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 19 March 2013
20 March 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 12 March 2013
13 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 March 2013
12 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 March 2013
7 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 March 2013
5 March 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 1 March 2013
4 March 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 28 February 2013
1 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 February 2013
28 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 26 February 2013
27 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 February 2013
26 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 22 February 2013
25 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 21 February 2013
22 February 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013
15 February 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013
14 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 12 February 2013
13 February 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 February 2013
12 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 8 February 2013
11 February 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 5 February 2013
6 February 2013
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
16 July 2013
Commons
Consideration on Report: First and Second Days
20 May 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 5
11 March 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
7 March 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
5 March 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
28 February 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
25 February 2013
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 July 2013
18 July 2013
Commons
22 May 2013
Commons
21 May 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 March 2013
13 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 March 2013
8 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 March 2013
6 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 February 2013
1 March 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 February 2013
27 February 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 February 2013
15 February 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 February 2013
13 February 2013
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments
16 July 2013
Commons
Library Note 2013/011
30 May 2013
Lords
Committee Stage Report
14 March 2013
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
1 February 2013
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill
6 February 2013
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version
18 March 2013
Commons
Funded Organisations 2007-08 Memorandum
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Roger Harris (MB 106)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Groundlevel Churches UK (MB 108)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Alan J Williams (MB 109)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Tippetts (MB 110)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sarah Noble (MB 111)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nick Turner (MB 112)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Sibyls (MB 113)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Maranatha Community (MB 114)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by New Family Social (MB 115)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Cornwall's Community Standards Association (MB 116)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Stephen Parratt (MB 117)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang supplementary evidence (MB 118)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Kingdom Faith Churches UK (MB 119)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Townsend (MB 120)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Pinchus Anshelm (MB 121)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ralph Manning (MB 122)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by World Federation of KSIMC (MB 123)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ian Michael LaRivière (MB 124)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Vince Llewelyn (MB 126)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Celia Macleod (MB 127)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dr Donald M MacDonald (MB 128)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Basingstoke Community Churches (MB 129)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Nance (MB 130)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by LGB&T Anglican Coalition (MB 131)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr Graham Leng (MB 132)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT Consortium (MB 133)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mircea Trandafir (MB 136)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Marriage, Sex and Culture Group, Anglican Mainstream (MB 137)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Alliance Defending Freedom (MB 138)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125A)
13 March 2013
Commons
Funded Organisations 2008-09 Memorandum
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Helen Belcher (MB 107)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lana Murphy (MB 134)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Donald Fleming (MB 135)
13 March 2013
Commons
Strategic Funding Programme (List of Successful Applicants)
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev John Hibberd (MB 98)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission supplementary evidence (MB 99)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Foundation (MB 100)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by UNISON (MB 101)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Peter G.May (MB 102)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Barry Crown (MB 103)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Carla Skinner (MB 104)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Affinity (MB 105)
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Chris Rogers (MB 80)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by TUC (MB 81)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Clara Greed (MB 82)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Scott (MB 83)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by National Aids Trust (NAT) (MB 84)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Geoffrey R Larcombe (MB 85)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nigel Whitaker (MB 86)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Moody (MB 87)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by David Shepherd (MB 88)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Hobbis (MB 89)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Godfrey Harverson (MB 90)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Family Education Trust (MB 91)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Christians for Equal Marriage (MB 92)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Heywood (MB 93)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (MB 94)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Hill (MB 95)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (MB 96)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sam Webster (MB 97)
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by David Cade (MB 66)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Guy (MB 67)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equal Rights Trust (MB 68)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs Janet & Mrs Sarah Wood (MB 69)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Paul Burr (MB 70)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang (retired consultant) (MB 71)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Voice for Justice UK (MB 72)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Changing Attitude England (MB 73)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by David Burton (MB 74)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Augur Pearce Supplementary evidence (MB 75)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by R Goldspink supplementary evidence (MB 76)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Judith Willcox (MB 77)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Ramsay (MB 78)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs S Haines (MB 79)
4 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Liberty (MB 25)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (MB 26)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Trevor Sidnell (MB 27)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Julian Rivers (MB 28)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29) Annex PDF
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson Bishop of Buckingham (MB 30)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson (MB 31)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Canon Rosie Harper (MB 32)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CARE (MB 33)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Quakers (MB 34)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr & Mrs R Whitehead (MB 35)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality Network / Scottish Transgender Alliance (MB 36)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Smith (MB 37)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (MB 38)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Elder Dr P M Woodley on behalf of Hyde Heath Chapel (MB 39)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Henderson (MB 40)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by W. R. Mohon (MB 41)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ronnie Devine (MB 42)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mothers’ Union (MB 43)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Robert Williams (MB 44)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Etherton (MB 45)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 46)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lisa Fairman-Brown (MB 47)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Hudson (MB 48)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Peters (MB 49)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Jodie Mearns (MB 50)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Chris Casey (MB 51)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dick Wolf (MB 52)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ryan Burton King (MB 53)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Davina Cooper (MB 54)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Christie Elan-Cane (MB 55)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev C B Ross (MB 56)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Graham (MB 57)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr James B Waddell (MB 58)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth - supplementary evidence (MB 59)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Right Rev Frank White (MB 60)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Steve Bow (MB 61)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Keith Dilliway (MB 62)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 63)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Canon Nicholas Anthony Turner (MB 64)
27 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Bowen (MB 65)
27 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by the United Reformed Church (MB 05)
20 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by the PSHE Association (MB 23)
20 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (further supplementary) (MB 24)
20 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT + Liberal Democrats (MB 05)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by NUT (MB 06)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by UK Intersex Association (MB 07)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Joe O’Donnell (MB 08)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Katherine Rock (MB 09)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Brian Herbert Thomas Weller (MB 10)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Davis (MB 11)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by A P Jones (MB 12)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Britton (MB 13)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rob Goldspink (MB 14)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth (MB 15)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Erich Hou (MB 16)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by George Curtis (MB 17)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Sharon Kathleen Dane (MB 18)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Erika Baker (MB 19)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by HighLight (MB 20)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nyall Davies (MB 21)
15 February 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LAGLA) (MB 22)
15 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Lord Pannick QC (MB 01)
13 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Liberal Judaismn (MB 03)
13 February 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (MB 02)
13 February 2013
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment
30 April 2013
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment
17 January 2013

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

13 March 2013
Commons
8 March 2013
Commons
8 March 2013
Commons
6 March 2013
Commons
6 March 2013
Commons
1 March 2013
Commons
1 March 2013
Commons
27 February 2013
Commons
27 February 2013
Commons
15 February 2013
Commons
15 February 2013
Commons
13 February 2013
Commons
13 February 2013
Commons

Commons 1st reading

24 January 2013
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

5 February 2013
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
5 February 2013
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
5 February 2013
Commons

Commons Carry-over motion

Carry-over motion
5 February 2013
Commons

Commons 1st reading

9 May 2013
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

9 May 2013
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
20 May 2013
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report: 2nd sitting
21 May 2013
Commons
Report: 1st sitting
20 May 2013
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

21 May 2013
Commons

Lords 1st reading

21 May 2013
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

4 June 2013
Lords
3 June 2013
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 3rd sitting
24 June 2013
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting
19 June 2013
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting
17 June 2013
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 2nd sitting
10 July 2013
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
8 July 2013
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

15 July 2013
Lords

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion (No. 3)
16 July 2013
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

16 July 2013
Commons

Royal Assent

17 July 2013