Heterosexual Couples Form 1st Civil Partnerships in England

The change in the law was mandated by the UK's Supreme Court in 2018.

  • Published 31 December 2019
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LONDON (AP) — England and Wales have marked a new era in which heterosexual couples can choose to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The change, mandated by the UK’s Supreme Court last year, took effect Tuesday. The groundbreaking case had been brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who were among the first to form a civil partnership under the new rules. They were joined by their two children for the partnership…

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