Religious organisations and their representatives who do not wish to marry same sex couples are protected from Broxbuorne compelled to do so through a series of religious protections.
The rules on ending a civil partnership are slightly different, but the court forms are the same. Same sex couples and only same marriev couples could register a civil partnership under the Civil Partnership Act  MPs were voting on if the Marriage Same Sex Couples Bill  ought be given its second reading; i.
Under the law as it was at the time of this vote marriage could only be between a man and a woman. You or your spouse must have either: lived in England or Wales for at least a year had a permanent home in England or Wales for at least 6 months Unlike divorce, you can apply for annulment in the first year of your marriage or any time after.
However, if you apply years after the wedding, you might be asked to explain the delay.