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Civil partnership ceremonies

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Couples of the same sex may prefer to form a legal partnership, known as a civil partnership. This provides same sex couples with similar rights and responsibilities to those given to married couples, but is governed by different legislation.

You will need to give notice before holding a civil partnership. The civil partnership is formed when both parties have signed the Schedule in the presence of two witnesses and the registrar. There is no legal requirement for you to have a ceremony when you form your civil partnership, but if you would like one we have a range of options available to enable you to select a ceremony tailor made for you. There are a range of approved premises within South Gloucestershire where Civil Partnerships can be formed.

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