Policy Document

An Act to make provision for and in connection with civil partnership




United Kingdom




Naturalisation & Citizenship

Main implications

The rights that were given to married couples in the naturalisation law were extended to civil partnerships.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Persons forming a civil partnership.

Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

2004, c. 33

Original full text source in native language

2004, c. 33

Original full text web source in native language


Comments & Clarifications

The Act followed on feedback regarding the June 2003 consultation paper, “Civil Partnership: a framework for the legal recognition of same-sex couples.”

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

British Department of Trade and Industry. "Civil Partnership Act 2004. Explanatory notes". Available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/33/pdfs/ukpgaen_20040033_en.pdf


Alyson Silkowski
London School of Economics

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Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2012): Policy: "An Act to make provision for and in connection with civil partnership" (Information provided by Alyson Silkowski). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].