UK Members of Parliament Promise Review of Possible ‘Marriage Lite’ Civil Partnerships

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(The Christian Institute) Heterosexual couples could be allowed to enter into civil partnerships in England and Wales as MPs back a review into the current laws.

Tim Loughton MP had launched a Private Members Bill to permit heterosexuals to form a civil partnership, claiming it was “not fair” that opposite-sex couples have “the single option of marriage.”

He has been forced to water down his proposals, however, with the government promising a review, rather than committing to changing the law.

Coalition for Marriage Chairman Colin Hart said, “Extending civil partnerships to unmarried couples will profoundly undermine marriage. It will be seen as a low commitment ‘marriage lite.’”

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