Chapter 16 » 16.16
Conversion of civil partnerships
Same-sex couples who are civil partners and wish subsequently to convert this to a marriage in a Quaker meeting for worship may do so where this is permitted by law. Our marriage procedures as described in this chapter may need to be varied for these couples to take account of legal requirements. The Recording Clerk must be consulted each time a conversion is requested.
There has been a period when Friends held a Quaker marriage that could not be reported to the civil authorities as a marriage, but which was reported as a civil partnership. The yearly meeting recognises all Quaker marriages held since Yearly Meeting 2009 as equal, whether recorded by the state as a civil partnership or a marriage.