The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 will come into force on 2 December 2019 s to allow two people who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. The Regulations provide in the main for an opposite-sex couple who form a civil partnership to be treated in law in the same way as a same-sex couple who are in a civil partnership, as is currently the case under The Civil Partnership Act 2004. The Regulations will: (a) extend the scope of the protected characteristic of civil partnership under S.8 of the Equality Act 2010 to include opposite couples; and (b) amend the law so that religious organisations cannot be compelled to be involved in any part of civil partnership proceedings relating to same sex, or opposite sex couples.
Civil partnerships extended to two people of the opposite sex
Article by: Makbool Javaid |