Same-sex marriage in the British Antarctic Territory

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Legal status of same-sex unions
Marriage
Performed
Recognized
  1. Performed in 13 states and Mexico City, and recognized by all states in such cases
  2. Performed in the Netherlands proper, and partially recognized by Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in such cases
  3. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands
  4. Neither performed nor recognized in Northern Ireland, the dependency of Sark or the Caribbean territories
  5. Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal jurisdictions
  6. Theoretical: no actual cases known
  7. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of citizens (EU) or legal residents (China)
  8. Registration open in all counties except Hualien, Penghu, Taitung and Yunlin

* Not yet in effect, but automatic deadline set by judicial body for same-sex marriage to become legal

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Same-sex marriage in the British Antarctic Territory, which is a sector of Antarctica and is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories, has been legal since 13 October 2016. Between 2 August 2016 and 30 September 2016, a consultation on a draft of a new marriage ordinance was conducted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The new ordinance stated that the laws relating to marriage in England would apply in the territory, thereby allowing same-sex marriage.[1][2][3] The ordinance was proclaimed by Commissioner Peter Hayes on 13 October 2016 and took effect forthwith.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Review of British Antarctic Territory legislation: marriage". gov.uk. 2 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The Marriage Ordinance 2016 – Reasons and Occasion" (PDF). gov.uk. 2 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2016.
  3. ^ "The Marriage Ordinance 2016 (Draft)" (PDF). gov.uk. 2 August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "The Marriage Ordinance 2016" (PDF). gov.uk. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Review of British Antarctic Territory legislation: changes to the marriage and registration ordinances". gov.uk. 19 October 2016. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Getting married in Antarctica". gov.uk. 20 October 2016. Archived from the original on 3 April 2017.