Private Member’s Bill to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples

The adjourned second reading of Tim Loughton’s bill to extend civil partnerships to include opposite-sex (as well as same-sex) couples, the Civil Partnership 2004 (Amendment) Bill, has been deferred to 12 May 2017.

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Civil partnership couple apply to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal

Update on civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples: Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan apply today to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, while Private Member's Bill to amend Civil Partnership Act set to return to Commons this Friday.

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Civil partnerships: what happens next?

Court of Appeal rejects the appeal by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan against High Court ruling against their right to a civil partnership

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Landmark ruling gives cohabitee right to late partner's pension

The Supreme Court has ruled cohabitee is entitled to receive survivor’s pension under her late partner’s pension scheme. The decision could affect millions of bereaved cohabitees left in similar circumstances.

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Efforts continue to extend civil partnership legislation

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan are still waiting for the outcome of their appeal to Court of Appeal (heard at the beginning of November 2016) against a High Court judge’s rejection of their claim to have suffered discrimination as an opposite-sex couple, unable to enter a civil partnership.

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