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Marriage and Civil Partnership - Prescribing Humanist Society Scotland - Equality Impact Assessment Results

Marriage and Civil Partnership - Prescribing Humanist Society Scotland - Equality Impact Assessment Results

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527233

The Scottish Government is prescribing Humanist Society Scotland so all of its celebrants are automatically authorised to solemnise marriage and register civil partnership. This document records the results of the Scottish Government's Equality Impact Assessment of the policy.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government is prescribing Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) so all of its celebrants are automatically authorised to solemnise marriage and register civil partnership.

This document records the results of the Scottish Government's Equality Impact Assessment of the policy.

The key finding is that prescribing HSS leads to small equality benefits in relation to religion and belief and sexual orientation.