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'I solemnly and sincerely declare that we are in a civil partnership with each other and I know of no legal reason why we may not convert our civil partnership into a marriage. I understand that on signing this document we will be converting our civil partnership into a marriage and you will thereby become my lawful wife [or husband].'Section 9 (6) of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 provides that the civil partnership ends upon conversion but that the resulting marriage is to be treated as having subsisted since the date the civil partnership was formed.
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