Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

26.

New Third Schedule to Act of 2004.

26.— The Act of 2004 is amended by inserting the following Schedule after the Second Schedule:

“THIRD SCHEDULE

Prohibited Degrees of Relationship

Section 2.

A person may not enter a civil partnership with someone within the prohibited degrees of relationship, as set out in the table below. Relationships within that table should be construed as including relationships in the half-blood (e.g. sibling includes a sibling where there is only one parent in common, etc.), and all the relationships include relationships and former relationships by adoption.

A man may not enter a civil partnership with his:

A woman may not enter a civil partnership with her:

Grandfather

Grandmother

Grandparent’s brother

Grandparent’s sister

Father

Mother

Father’s brother

Mother’s sister

Mother’s brother

Father’s sister

Brother

Sister

Nephew

Niece

Son

Daughter

Grandson

Granddaughter

Grandnephew

Grandniece

”.