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These Regulations may be cited as the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Use of Armed Forces’ Chapels) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 3rd June 2014.
These Regulations make provision for the registration under part 5 of the Marriage Act 1949 (“the 1949 Act”) of naval, military and air force chapels for the purposes of marriages of same sex couples. Regulation 3 provides for consultation prior to the making of such application.
Regulation 4 sets out the matters to which the Secretary of State must have regard prior to the making of any application. Regulation 5 requires the Secretary of State to certify that the chapel is not consecrated by the Church of England.
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