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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.


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

Partner and Solicitor

Partner based in Exeter's family team