The ECHR turns its guns on marriage

Feb 27, 2017 by

By  Andrew Tettenborn, TCW; Last week, as noted by Harry Benson, a silly and rather childish human rights complaint reached the Court of Appeal. The claimants were a heterosexual couple who didn’t fancy either marriage or simple shacking-up. Their claim? Denying them a third option of a civil...

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A fight for equality? No, it’s a plot to wipe out marriage

Feb 26, 2017 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: The campaign to get rid of marriage has not gone away. Civil partnerships for heterosexuals were not thrown out by the Appeal Court last week, only put off till later. They will come. In fact, after 20 years of New Labour government (some of it nominally Tory) we can...

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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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