Marriage is the answer for committed heterosexual couples

Feb 22, 2017 by

by Harry Benson, The Conservative Woman: In my family, we have an expression: “WAM”. It means “What About Me” and is usually lobbed in the direction of whichever one of our children is claiming unfair treatment. Actually as parents we try really hard to be fair. But “WAM” reminds them to make the...

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Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership challenge

Feb 21, 2017 by

from BBC News: A heterosexual couple have lost their Court of Appeal battle to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, from London, challenged a ruling that said they did not meet the legal requirement of being the same sex. The judges said there was a...

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Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill fails in Commons

Jan 16, 2017 by

from Family Law Week: The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill, sponsored by Tim Loughton MP, has failed at its second reading in the House of Commons. The Bill, if enacted, would have amended the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to provide that opposite sex couples may enter a civil partnership....

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The future of civil partnership

Jan 11, 2017 by

from House of Commons: In England, Wales and Scotland, same sex couples have the option to marry or to register a civil partnership if they wish to gain legal recognition for their relationship. In Northern Ireland, same sex couples may register a civil partnership but may not marry.  Across the...

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The heterosexual couples campaigning for civil partnership equality

Jan 8, 2017 by

by Nigel Morris, i News: They have been together 25 years, have two children and describe themselves as “happily unmarried”. The idea of a traditional wedding, with the bride being “given away” and wearing white, has never appealed to Martin Loat and Claire Beale. Yet as they reached middle age...

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UK court to hear appeal about civil partnerships for straight couples

Oct 31, 2016 by

by Harriet Sherwood Guardian: Six-year struggle for an option that gay partners already enjoy will face a new test this week. A couple who have been living together for the past six years will this week demand the right to a civil partnership, arguing that they face discrimination under the...

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