Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Not the marrying kind

In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the case of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, Theresa May has announced that the law will be changed to allow mixed-sex couples to choose civil partnership over marriage. The inequality created by the 2004 Civil Partnership Act and the 2013 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act was blatant and in the circumstances the Tories didn't really have any option other than to concede - but it's nevertheless delicious to imagine the fusty old traditionalists in their ranks squirming at the prospect of their own party taking deliberate action to offer people an alternative to the sacred institution of marriage.

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