The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance explaining the changes introduced by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and how they relate to equality and human rights law.
The guidance will help organisations understand the law in a simple and clear way and help them avoid falling foul of the new legislation.
The Act makes the marriage of same sex couples lawful in England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland both have different legislation covering marriage.
The guidance, produced by the Commission as part of its statutory remit under the Equality Act 2010, provides information about the Act targeted towards a range of groups, including employers, employees and service providers, public authorities, and religious organisations.
The information provided includes explanations that:
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