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Bill documents — Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Act of Parliament

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).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 c.30 18.07.2013

Bills

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.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 94 2013-14 - Lords Amendments | PDF version, 120KB 15.07.2013
Lords HL Bill 39 2013-14, as amended on Report | PDF version, 299KB 11.07.2013
Lords HL Bill 34 2013-14 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 282KB 25.06.2013
Lords Bill 29 2013-14 (as brought from the Commons) | PDF version, 274KB 22.05.2013
Commons Bill 003 2013-14 (as introduced) | PDF version, 266KB 09.05.2013
Commons Bill 126 2012-13 (as introduced) | PDF version, 266KB 25.01.2013

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 94 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory Notes to Bill) | PDF version, 162KB 16.07.2013
Lords Bill 29 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 229KB 22.05.2013
Commons Bill 003 EN (Explanatory Notes to Bill) | PDF version, 413KB 09.05.2013
Commons Bill 126 EN (Explanatory Note to the bill) | PDF version, 316KB 25.01.2013

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 May 2013 | PDF version, 104KB 16.07.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 13.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 10.07.2013
Lords Manuscript Amendment to be moved on Report [supplementary to the second marshalled list] (PDF, 62KB) 10.07.2013
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 09.07.2013
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 06.07.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 05.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 04.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 03.07.2013
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report 02.07.2013
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 21.06.2013
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List] 20.06.2013
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 19.06.2013
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 18.06.2013
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 15.06.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 14.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 13.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 12.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 11.06.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Tuesday 21 May 2013 | PDF version, 89KB 21.05.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Manuscript Amendment submitted on 20 May 2013 (PDF) 20.05.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Monday 20 May 2013 | PDF version, 248KB 18.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 16 May 2013 | PDF version, 250KB 17.05.2013
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 16 May 2013 (PDF, 226KB) 16.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 15 May 2013 | PDF version, 94KB 16.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 May 2013 | PDF version, 19KB 15.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 May 2013 | PDF version, 49KB 14.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 9 May 2013 | PDF version, 102KB 10.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 25 April 2013 | PDF version, 118KB 26.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 16 April 2013 | PDF version, 19KB 17.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 26 March 2013 | PDF version, 117KB 27.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 19 March 2013 | PDF version, 124KB 20.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 35KB 13.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 57KB 12.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 March 2013 | PDF version, 184KB 07.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 March 2013 | PDF version, 193KB 05.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 March 2013 | PDF version, 16KB 04.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 116KB 01.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 180KB 28.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 111KB 27.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 181KB 26.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 22 February 2013 | PDF version, 106KB 25.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 21 February 2013 | PDF version, 37KB 22.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 102KB 15.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 148KB 14.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 108KB 13.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 143KB 12.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 8 February 2013 | PDF version, 135KB 11.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 February 2013 | PDF version, 28KB 06.02.2013

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. 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.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 July 2013 | PDF version, 106KB 18.07.2013
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 May 2013 | PDF version, 82KB 22.05.2013
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 May 2013 | PDF version, 68KB 21.05.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 151KB 13.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 March 2013 | PDF version, 39KB 08.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 March 2013 | PDF version, 23KB 06.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 109KB 01.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 114KB 27.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 98KB 15.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 112KB 13.02.2013

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments 16.07.2013
Lords Library Note 2013/011 30.05.2013
Commons Committee Stage Report 14.03.2013
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 01.02.2013

Selection of amendments: Commons

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

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 13KB) 16.07.2013
Commons Consideration on Report: First and Second Days (PDF, 54KB) 20.05.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 13KB) 11.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 13KB) 07.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 14KB) 05.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 14KB) 28.02.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 14KB) 25.02.2013

Press Notices

Archive of Press Notices related to the Bill.

House Press Notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 06.02.2013

Associated memoranda

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.

House Associated memoranda Date
Commons Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version (PDF, 4MB) 18.03.2013
Commons Funded Organisations 2007-08 Memorandum (PDF, 64KB) 13.03.2013
Commons Funded Organisations 2008-09 Memorandum (PDF, 211KB) 13.03.2013
Commons Strategic Funding Programme (List of Successful Applicants) (PDF, 16KB) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Roger Harris (MB 106) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Helen Belcher (MB 107) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Groundlevel Churches UK (MB 108) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Alan J Williams (MB 109) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Tippetts (MB 110) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Sarah Noble (MB 111) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Nick Turner (MB 112) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by The Sibyls (MB 113) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Maranatha Community (MB 114) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by New Family Social (MB 115) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Cornwall's Community Standards Association (MB 116) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Stephen Parratt (MB 117) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang supplementary evidence (MB 118) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Kingdom Faith Churches UK (MB 119) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Townsend (MB 120) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Pinchus Anshelm (MB 121) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Ralph Manning (MB 122) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by World Federation of KSIMC (MB 123) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Ian Michael LaRivière (MB 124) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Vince Llewelyn (MB 126) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Celia Macleod (MB 127) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dr Donald M MacDonald (MB 128) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Basingstoke Community Churches (MB 129) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Nance (MB 130) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by LGB&T Anglican Coalition (MB 131) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr Graham Leng (MB 132) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT Consortium (MB 133) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Lana Murphy (MB 134) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Donald Fleming (MB 135) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mircea Trandafir (MB 136) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Marriage, Sex and Culture Group, Anglican Mainstream (MB 137) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Alliance Defending Freedom (MB 138) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125A) (PDF) 13.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev John Hibberd (MB 98) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission supplementary evidence (MB 99) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Foundation (MB 100) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by UNISON (MB 101) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Peter G.May (MB 102) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Barry Crown (MB 103) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Carla Skinner (MB 104) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Affinity (MB 105) 08.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Chris Rogers (MB 80) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by TUC (MB 81) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Clara Greed (MB 82) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Scott (MB 83) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by National Aids Trust (NAT) (MB 84) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Geoffrey R Larcombe (MB 85) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Nigel Whitaker (MB 86) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Moody (MB 87) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by David Shepherd (MB 88) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Hobbis (MB 89) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Godfrey Harverson (MB 90) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Family Education Trust (MB 91) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Christians for Equal Marriage (MB 92) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Heywood (MB 93) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (MB 94) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Hill (MB 95) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (MB 96) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Sam Webster (MB 97) 06.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by David Cade (MB 66) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by John Guy (MB 67) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Equal Rights Trust (MB 68) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs Janet & Mrs Sarah Wood (MB 69) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Paul Burr (MB 70) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang (retired consultant) (MB 71) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Voice for Justice UK (MB 72) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Changing Attitude England (MB 73) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by David Burton (MB 74) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Augur Pearce Supplementary evidence (MB 75) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by R Goldspink supplementary evidence (MB 76) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Judith Willcox (MB 77) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Ramsay (MB 78) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs S Haines (MB 79) 04.03.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Liberty (MB 25) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (MB 26) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Trevor Sidnell (MB 27) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Julian Rivers (MB 28) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29) Annex PDF (PDF, 70KB) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson Bishop of Buckingham (MB 30) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson (MB 31) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Canon Rosie Harper (MB 32) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by CARE (MB 33) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Quakers (MB 34) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr & Mrs R Whitehead (MB 35) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality Network / Scottish Transgender Alliance (MB 36) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Smith (MB 37) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (MB 38) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Elder Dr P M Woodley on behalf of Hyde Heath Chapel (MB 39) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Henderson (MB 40) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by W. R. Mohon (MB 41) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Ronnie Devine (MB 42) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Mothers’ Union (MB 43) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Robert Williams (MB 44) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by John Etherton (MB 45) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 46) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Lisa Fairman-Brown (MB 47) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by John Hudson (MB 48) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by John Peters (MB 49) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Jodie Mearns (MB 50) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Chris Casey (MB 51) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dick Wolf (MB 52) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Ryan Burton King (MB 53) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Davina Cooper (MB 54) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Christie Elan-Cane (MB 55) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev C B Ross (MB 56) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Graham (MB 57) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr James B Waddell (MB 58) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth - supplementary evidence (MB 59) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Right Rev Frank White (MB 60) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Steve Bow (MB 61) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Keith Dilliway (MB 62) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 63) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Canon Nicholas Anthony Turner (MB 64) 27.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Bowen (MB 65) 27.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by the United Reformed Church (MB 05) 20.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by the PSHE Association (MB 23) 20.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (further supplementary) (MB 24) 20.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT + Liberal Democrats (MB 05) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by NUT (MB 06) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by UK Intersex Association (MB 07) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Joe O’Donnell (MB 08) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Katherine Rock (MB 09) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Brian Herbert Thomas Weller (MB 10) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Davis (MB 11) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by A P Jones (MB 12) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Britton (MB 13) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Rob Goldspink (MB 14) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth (MB 15) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Erich Hou (MB 16) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by George Curtis (MB 17) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Sharon Kathleen Dane (MB 18) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Erika Baker (MB 19) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by HighLight (MB 20) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Nyall Davies (MB 21) 15.02.2013
Commons Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LAGLA) (MB 22) 15.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by Lord Pannick QC (MB 01) 13.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (MB 02) 13.02.2013
Commons Memorandum in Chief submitted by Liberal Judaismn (MB 03) 13.02.2013

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment (PDF, 580KB) 30.04.2013
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment (PDF, 494KB) 17.01.2013

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