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Posted 6 February 2016
by Tracy Lambert

Civil Partnership Equality Ruling

The High Court has handed down its ruling on the Judicial Review claim brought by a couple wishing to open up civil partnerships to opposite sex couples.

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The Judge ruled against the couple stating that their claim did not fall within the ambit of the right to respect of one’s private and family life, within Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Former Children’s Minister, Tim Loughton MP, has a bill scheduled to receive its second reading on 29 January. The bill proposes to remove the clause limiting civil partnerships to same-sex couples and further to add onto marriage and civil partnership certificates a space for the couple’s mothers’ names to be included, as well as their fathers’.

If you require help regarding a family law issue, get in touch with one of our Devon family law solicitors today – we wold be happy to help and offer a friendly, professional service.

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Tracy Lambert

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Partner based in Exeter's family team