UK will consider civil partnerships for straight couples

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 9: British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech at the British Academy where she said that a new wave of grammar schools will end "selection by house price" and give every child the chance to go to a good school on September 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Nick Ansell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The UK government has said it will consider opening up civil partnerships to straight couples otherwise civil partnerships will be passed out in the country at all. Civil partnerships were introduced across the UK from 2004 as a form of union for gay couples ‘distinct’ from marriage before same-sex marriages were recognized in the country and it still exists, but only for same-sex couples, that is why some people criticize them. They believe that there is no point in talking about marriage equality if same-sex couples have two options to register their relationships and opposite-sex couples have only one. Conservative MP Tim Loughton, a historical opponent of equal marriage, used his one chance to table a private member’s bill in Parliament to press for change, branding the situation a “new inequality”. Speaking in the Commons today Mr Loughton, who allegedly tried to derail equal marriage legislation in 2013, insisted that now the government needs to take an immediate action to change the situation. LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell had backed straight civil partnerships.


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