civil partnership


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Related to civil partnership: Civil Partnership Act 2004

civil partnership

n
(Law) a legal union or contract, similar to a marriage, between two people of the same sex
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There were no objections so far against the bill proposing to recognize the civil partnership of same sex couples and granting them the same rights as heterosexual couples in adoption of children, social security, insurance and inheritance through intestate rights.
The House labour committee was discussing a bill tabled by main opposition Akel, which provides that paid paternity leave is broadened to include those couples who have children out of wedlock or who did not enter into a civil partnership before childbirth.
ALMOST three in four babies in Knowsley, Merseyside, are born outside marriage or a civil partnership - the highest proportion in the UK.
And last year the figure collapsed to just one civil partnership in the entire borough.
A HETEROSEXUAL couple have vowed to continue to fight for the right to enter into a civil partnership after the High Court ruled against them yesterday.
We want to know why people are choosing one over the other, and why people are choosing to convert their civil partnership to a marriage - or, indeed, why they have chosen not to.
If they were separated or in the process of getting divorced or dissolving the civil partnership at the time of death, the surviving partner will still be able to get a payment because s/he is still married or in a civil partnership until the decree absolute or final order has been made.
Leanne Banks, 44, and wife Marie, 39, met in 2009 and entered into a civil partnership the following year.
Sandwell, Dudley and Solihull both saw just one civil partnership each in 2014, down from figures of 12, 28 and 12 respectively in 2013.
Philip Duffy, 61, and Nick Mitchell, 68, wept with joy as their nine-year civil partnership finally became recognised as a marriage.
A COUPLE from the North East are to become among the first in the UK to turn their civil partnership into a same-sex marriage.