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Opinion: Let’s end the civil partnership ban on these devoted, long-term, cohabiting people
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Tomorrow, Tim Loughton will seek, through an amendment to his private members’ bill, to speed through legislation to allow mixed sex couples who disapprove of marriage to register as civil partners instead. Gay couples already have the option of marriage or civil partnership; for straight couples, it’s marriage or nothing, writes CATHERINE UTLEY, a former Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC World Service News.
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