Sarah Champion MP reacts to Court of Appeal ruling over Civil Partnerships
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 @ 5:10PM
Sarah Champion, LabourÔÇÖs Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, commenting on the Court of Appeal judgement on Civil Partnerships today, said:
ÔÇ£It is disappointing news that Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have lost their Court of Appeal battle to enter into a Civil Partnership.
ÔÇ£Labour are proud to have introduced Civil Partnerships in 2004 as a key step in achieving true marriage equality for LGBT people.
ÔÇ£But, now that same sex marriage has been legalised, it is an anomaly that Civil Partnerships are not available to all couples regardless of their gender and sexuality.
ÔÇ£Civil Partnerships should be extended to heterosexual couples who wish to have a legal union in accordance with their individual beliefs and values.
ÔÇ£Labour will continue to push the government to look again at this important issue.ÔÇØ
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