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MSPs seek views on Civil Partnership Bill

Stage 1 opens on bill to allow choice to different sex couples

Surrogacy law must prevent exploitation, and secure child welfare: Faculty

Consultation response accepts surrogacy as "fact of life"

Family law advocates welcome surrogacy proposals

AFLA calls for certainty as to parenthood from birth

Law Commissions propose new surrogacy legal process

Discussion paper suggests allowing parental recognition from birth

Female genital mutilation protections to be strengthened by new bill

Civil protection orders proposed for those at risk

Majority for smacking ban bill at stage 1

Opponents continue to attack interference with family life

Children's Rights Convention: ministers consult on making it law

UN "gold standard" to become part of Scots domestic law

Smacking ban bill given majority support by Holyrood committee

Stage 1 report backs member's bill by 5-2 majority

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill passes final stage

Final attempt to raise age beyond 12 defeated

Group to look at further rise in criminal responsibility age

Ministers to set up team to consider limit beyond age 12

Child intimation court forms to be replaced

New rules come into force in June