East Lothian Council

Same Sex Marriage

The Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 4 February 2014. 

The Marriage anc Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 makes it possible for Registered Civil Partners to have their Civil Partnership converted to a Same Sex Marriage. This can be done as an administrative exercise at the Registrar’s office and the first date possible is 16 December 20914.

If Civil Partners wish to also have a Same Sex Ceremony they can give notice to the Registrar on 16 December 2014 for their ceremony to take place on 31 December 2014 at the soonest.

Same sex partners can also give notice to be married in a Same Sex Ceremony from 16 December 2014. The soonest date for the ceremony will be 31 December 2014.  

For more information please contact the Registrar at Haddington or Musselburgh on either;

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.