The Office for National Statistics has published annual statistics on civil partnerships that were formed in the United Kingdom in 2011, as well as those which were dissolved.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance explaining the changes introduced by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and how they relate to equality and human rights law.
The Government is currently carrying out a consultation exercise over the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 in England and Wales. The consultation is seeking views on civil partnership and its continuing role when all couples – whether they are of the same sex or opposite sex – are now able to marry.
The Office for National Statistics has recently published a bulletin giving provisional annual statistics on marriages and civil partnerships that took place in England and Wales in 2010.
The government has begun a consultation exercise, seeking views on how to lift the ban on same-sex couples marrying in a civil ceremony.
The Office for National Statistics has recently published a statistical release showing that there were 723,913 live births in England and Wales in 2011, increasing slightly (by 0.1%) from 723,165 in 2010.
The Government has unveiled its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.
Same-sex couples currently in a civil-partnership will not pay a fee for converting their civil partnership to a marriage, beginning 10 December for one year .
Recently published figures have given an interesting breakdown of marriage trends in England and Wales, and also in Scotland.
A recent poll has revealed widespread support across Britain for the idea that civil partnership should be available to all couples.