Following on from our article on 27 June 2018 regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that Civil Partnerships should be open to heterosexual couples, the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill, which formally extends Civil Partnerships to opposite sex couples, is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords, today, on […]
In what was an expected defeat for the government, the Supreme Court has ruled that Civil Partnerships (CPs) should be open to heterosexual couples. It was never clear to pretty much anyone why the government would, after introducing same sex marriage in 2014, choose to keep CPs in place. After all, CPs were introduced in […]
The Sunday Times on 13 May 2018 reported that the Conservative government could scrap gay people’s rights to civil partnerships rather than extending them to heterosexuals. It was a surprising move by the then Tory led coalition government to leave civil partnerships as an option for gay couples when extending marriage to same sex couples […]
Family analysis: The Isle of Man has passed an equal marriage law allowing heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships. Is the UK likely to follow suit? David Josiah-Lake, solicitor and collaborative family lawyer at Josiah-Lake Gardiner, looks at the issue.