Equality Bill — Report (Continued) — 2 Mar 2010 at 22:59

This amendment was designed to allow religious premises to be used for the celebration of civil partnerships. It was a permissive amendment, allowing but not mandating religious groups to use their premises for this.

Amendment 53

Moved by Lord Alli

53: Before Clause 201, insert the following new Clause:

Civil partnerships

Civil partnerships on religious premises

(1) The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 6(1)(b) and (2).

(3) In section 6A, after subsection (2), insert:

"( ) Regulations under this section may provide that premises approved for the registration of civil partnerships may differ from those premises approved for the registration of civil marriages."

(4) In section 6A, after subsection (3), insert:

"( ) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Act places an obligation on religious organisations to host civil partnerships if they do not wish to do so.""

The vote was declared by all three main parties' spokespeople as a free vote.

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Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDemaye
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Lord Tope LDemaye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDemaye
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDemaye
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchaye
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbenchaye
Baroness Campbell of SurbitonCrossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchaye
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbenchaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchaye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchaye
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
Baroness O'Loan Crossbenchaye
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbenchaye
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchaye
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbenchaye
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchno
Lord Eames Crossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbenchno

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