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Blog: The future of civil partnerships in Scotland

Date:12 FEB 2019
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At the start of the summer of last year, in an action brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan - a couple who wanted to enter a civil partnership rather than marry - the UK Supreme Court held that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): Civil partnership is open to same sex couples only, whereas marriage is open to everyone; and because the Act does not allow opposite sex couples to opt for the status, it is discriminatory, writes Brodies' Leonie Burke.

Read the full article here.