Enter civil partnerships

From new year’s eve, heterosexual couples will have the same opportunity to formalise their relationship as same sex couples through either civil partnership or marriage. The introduction of civil partnerships is an anomaly, stretching back to 2004 when a legal equivalent to marriage was introduced for same sex couples without actually calling it ‘marriage’. Subsequently […]

Foolish policy

How would you feel if your wife or husband woke up one morning and asked if you’d like to end your marriage and form a civil partnership instead? Yes, that’s what the policy makers in Westminster are spending their hours worrying about at the moment. As civil partnerships become legal for heterosexual couples later this year, […]