Appendix F - Marriage and Civil Partnership
F1 Equality legislation
Marriage and civil partnership is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, for the purposes of direct or indirect discrimination, and relates only to employment.
The protected characteristic applies only to people who are married or in a civil partnership, in other words single people are not protected under this heading.
F2 Supporting Infrastructure
F2.1 The Gender and Sexual Diversity Group remit includes supporting and advising the University on its legal obligations, promoting cultural change, considering implications of external good practice and overseeing the implementation and further development, as necessary, of policies and practices relating to the protected characteristics of sexual orientation, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership. The group consults with relevant stakeholders as appropriate. It reports to The Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee.
F2.2 The University can be used as a venue for weddings and civil partnerships.
F3 Further information and contacts(30)
F3.1 On Campus
University Gender and Sexual Diversity Equality Champion (also has responsibility for marriage and civil partnership issues)
Professor Roibeard O Maolalaigh
University Gender Equality Champion
Professor Anne Anderson
University Interfaith Chaplaincy
Chapel Corridor (South)
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Weddings and Civil Partnerships at the University
(30) Please also see section 10 of the policy.