The future of civil partnerships in England and Wales (£)

Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys, University of South Wales

The Civil Partnership
Review (England and Wales), which was launched in January 2014, set out three
proposals for reforming the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

The options were: to abolish civil partnerships
entirely; to stop the formation of new civil partnerships but retain existing
ones or to extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples. The responses to
the consultation were published in June 2014 and because there was ‘no loud
call for change’ the Government has decided that no reform of the law relating
to civil partnerships will take place at present. Part of the reason for this is that the
consultation …read more

Source: Family Law News


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