Responding to the consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on its draft bill to redefine marriage. The consultation paper is available here.

The consultation deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 20 March 2013.

There are several ways to respond:
1) Online
2) Email
3) Post


1) Online

We have produced an easy-to-use online form that includes only the key questions, and suggests answers you may like to use. There is an opportunity to amend your answers if you prefer. The form can be found here:

The form allows you to submit a response to the five most important questions the Scottish Government asks in its consultation. There are 18 questions altogether. If you would rather respond to more of the questions, you can go to the Government’s own online response form:


2) Email

Alternatively, you can respond by completing the Government’s Respondent Information Form and consultation questionnaire and emailing them to:

The questionnaire and Respondent Information Form are both available here:


3) Post

The consultation questionnaire and Respondent Information Form can also be sent by post to:

The Family Law Team
Room 2W
Justice Directorate
Scottish Government
St Andrew’s House
Regent Road


Please note, if responding by email or post the Scottish Government requests that you include the Respondent Information Form.