Govt expected to back ‘marriage-lite’

Dec 11, 2017 by

from The Christian Institute:

The UK Government is expected to endorse new plans for heterosexual civil partnerships that would undermine marriage.

Conservative MP Tim Loughton has introduced a Private Members’ Bill to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which currently only applies to homosexual couples.

According to media reports, his Bill is expected to receive support from the Government at its second reading in February and has already been endorsed by Education Secretary Justine Greening.


This weekend it was reported that the Scottish National Party’s national council – the body responsible for policy-making – has also backed calls for heterosexual civil partnerships.

Angela Constance, Scotlands Equalities Minister, told MSPs the Scottish Government will seek to legislate “later in this parliament”.

Reacting to the news, Deputy Director at The Christian Institute Simon Calvert said: “This is yet another fundamental attack on traditional marriage.

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