Retrieved 5 September Offences Against the Person Act If the husband in a mixed-sex marriage engages in other sexual activity with another woman—oral sex for example—that is not adultery. Since Section 9 of the Marriage Same Sex Couples Act took effect, any couple registered in a civil partnership is granted the ability to convert that partnership into a marriage.
I broadly agree with Professor Norrie. Retrieved 9 March
BBC News. Some people embrace that history, but others do not. Gender identity. Labouchere Amendment introduced. We are in favour of opening up civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples.
Do not get me wrong, because I agree that the law has a symbolic role to play. That brings our session to an end. I am talking about things that are added by schedule 2 of the bill, such as the granting of parental status and parental responsibilities and rights to the male partner in a mixed-sex civil partnership—as is the situation for the husband in a marriage.
Some people reject marriage because it has a patriarchal, religious history—of course, that is true. A divorce is the ending of the legal contract of marriage and you can only get a same sex divorce by applying to the court, usually the Sheriff Court, to grant a decree of divorce.
In my view, marriage has been saved as an institution that is open to everybody as a result of the act. Morag Driscoll, convener of the child and family law committee of the Law Society of Scotland, will join us shortly.