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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Of the marriages in Scotland last year, 979 were same-sex couples, and 9% of them were couples who changed their existing civil partnership to a marriage.
A Bill being introduced to the Scottish Parliament in the autumn will aim to ensure mixed sex couples and same sex couples have the same choices of marriage or civil partnership.
All couples will be given the option of having a civil partnership in Scotland under new proposals to equalise legally recognised relationships.
ALL couples will be able to have a civil partnership in Scotland under proposals to equalise legally recognised relationships.
A gay couple involved in pageantry is pushing for same-sex unions to be recognized as civil partnership in the country.
Civil partnership was designed to give legal recognition to a close relationship without conferring the gravitas of traditional marriage.
Latest figures also show that more than half (51pc) of those opting for a civil partnership last year were over 50 - an increase from less than a fifth (19pc) in 2013.
which prevents them entering into a civil partnership have called on the Government to "act with urgency" after winning a legal battle at the UK's highest court.
A HETEROSEXUAL couple fighting a law which prevents them entering into a civil partnership have called on the Government to "act with urgency" after winning a legal battle at the UK's highest court.
The call came at Prime Minister's Questions just hours after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the Civil Partnership Act 2004 - which only applies to same-sex couples - was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of allowing a heterosexual couple the right to enter into a civil partnership, previously a union only eligible to those of the same sex.