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Post by phildidge on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 am

Three million opposite-sex couples who live together, and many more who live apart, will be able to enjoy the financial benefits of marriage without getting wed by the end of the year, after a bill extending civil partnerships passed today.

The news follows a supreme court ruling in June last year, hard fought by equality campaigners Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, that found restrictions on same-sex civil partnerships in breach of human rights.

Only same-sex couples can currently form a civil partnership. The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill has passed its final stage of parliamentary scrutiny, allowing the Government Equality Office to grant the right to a civil partnership to male-female couples.

Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing household group in Britain. Long-term cohabitation offers scant formal rights, however, despite widely held false beliefs in the idea of a “common law” partner.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/opposite-sex-couples-granted-right-civil-partnerships-190k/

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