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Civil partnerships: It’s time for straight equality

"In a democracy, we all are supposed to be equal before the law"

By Peter Tatchell  

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The legal battle for equal civil partnerships is set to go to the Supreme Court. This follows the Court of Appeal ruling last week that the current ban on mixed-sex civil partnerships is lawful. In a split two-to-one decision, judges rejected an application by a London heterosexual couple, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, to open up civil partnerships to everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.

Qualifying his rejection, Lord Justice Beatson said: “I do not consider that…

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