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Same sex weddings to happen soon in England

Same sex couples in England and Wales who wish to be among the first to marry have been able to give notice to their local register office from 13th March.

The UK Government has issued a reminder to couples that for most marriages or civil partnerships, couples need to give at least 16 days’ notice at their local register office, and there might be different rules for religious ceremonies.

Same sex couples who married abroad under foreign law and are currently treated as civil partners will be recognised as being married in England and Wales from 13th March 2014.

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Births, deaths and other vital events figures released

Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2013 have been published by the National Records of Scotland.

The statistics show that there were nearly 3,000 fewer marriages in Scotland in 2013 compared to 2012. The fall of around 10% takes the annual total to just above the level in 2009, which saw the fewest marriages in over a century.

The provisional figures also show that:

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Same sex marriage soon to take place in England

The first same sex wedding looks set to take place in England and Wales a few months earlier than originally estimated, the government has announced.

According to Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller, ceremonies could take place as soon as Saturday 29th March 2014, subject to Parliament’s approval of various statutory instruments, to be laid in the new year.

Further details of the recently announced timetable include:

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