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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Government sets out plans for equal marriage

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

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Man wins equal pension benefits claim

Human rights organisation Liberty has helped a man win his legal battle to secure equal pension benefits for his civil partner.

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