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Civil Partnerships

Should Civil Partnerships be Available to All Couples?

A recent poll has revealed widespread support across Britain for the idea that civil partnership should be available to all couples.

Marriage Trends in the UK

Recently published figures have given an interesting breakdown of marriage trends in England and Wales, and also in Scotland.

Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

Converting Civil Partnership into Marriage

A change in the law came into force on 10th December, giving couples in a civil partnership the right to convert this into a marriage.

Fee Waived for Civil Partnership to be converted to Marriage

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 .

EHRC guidance on marriage of same sex couples

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 future of civil partnerships

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.

More civil partnerships created – and dissolved

More civil partnerships are being created in England and Wales than ever before, and more are being dissolved too. So say the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Civil partnerships for heterosexual couples?

Four heterosexual couples are to go to the European Court of Human Rights to argue that the UK Government is discriminating by restricting the right to enter into a civil partnership to homosexual couples, reports the Telegraph.

Government sets out plans for equal marriage

The Government has unveiled its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.

Latest statistics on births and deaths in England and Wales

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.

Civil partnership trends in the UK

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.

Same-sex marriage moves a step closer

The government has begun a consultation exercise, seeking views on how to lift the ban on same-sex couples marrying in a civil ceremony.

Marriages and civil partnerships in England and Wales 2010

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.

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