Civil Partnerships for All?

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that denying heterosexual couples the right to have a Civil Partnership was inherently discriminatory. Hot on the heels of this judgement, The Prime Minister recently announced her government’s intentions to make it possible for heterosexual couples to enter into Civil Partnerships, rather than get married. Would this be an […]

Getting Married? It’s not only your ‘single’ status that changes….

It has struck me that when you are planning a wedding or civil partnership ceremony no-one informs you that your legal rights are going to change as a consequence of the marriage. The time in which you are arranging your wedding or Civil Partnership, is a happy time. Many people will congratulate you on the […]

Marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld have challenged the Civil Partnership Act 2004 which states that “two people are not eligible to register as civil partners of each other if… they are not of the same sex“.  Charles and Rebecca did not want to get “married” but there was no other option, and they believed this […]