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Marriage (Amendment) Measure

On 19 November 2012, the House of Lords passed the Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure, which makes a number of minor changes to the law relating to marriage according to the rites of the Church of England.

Presenting the measure, the Bishop of Bath and Wells said it provided "common-sense improvements to existing legislation", adding that it had been agreed unanimously by the General Synod.

The Bishop was the only speaker in the debate, and the regulations were passed unopposed.

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