Date lodged: 2 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce civil partnerships for heterosexual couples and, if so, when.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 12 July 2018
The Scottish Government consulted in 2015 on civil partnership. Details of that consultation are at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/law/17867/cpreview There has now been a UK Supreme Court judgment on civil partnership, following a judicial review in England and Wales: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0060.html The Scottish Government is considering the implications of that judgment for Scotland.