The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill (the Bill) is a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Tim Loughton (Conservative), who came fifth in the ballot for Commons Private Members’ Bills for the 2017-19 Parliamentary session.

The Bill would deal with the following matters:

  • marriage registration;
  • extension of civil partnership to opposite sex couples;
  • report on registration of pregnancy loss; and
  • coroners’ investigations into stillbirths.

Information about the Bill is provided on the Bill page on the Parliament website.

Another Library briefing paper provides further information:

Commons Library analysis: Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill (CBP 08217).

Consideration by the House of Commons of Lords amendments (Ping Pong stage) is due to take place on 15 March 2019.  

The Lords agreed amendments relating only to extending civil partnership to opposite sex couples, and consequential amendments to the long title and to Clause 5 (Supplementary provision about regulations), as set out in Commons Bill 353 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill. 

Detailed information about the debate in the House of Lords is provided in the following Library briefing paper:

The future of civil partnership (CBP 07856).

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