UK Couple Says Govt. Offering of Civil Partnerships Only to Homosexuals Is Discriminatory

Contract pd(Christian Concern) A heterosexual couple has launched the next stage of their court challenge to enter into a civil partnership.

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, from London, have said that they want to be “partners in law,” but do not want to get married.

Currently, the law only allows same-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership. Earlier this year, the High Court ruled against Keidan and Steinfeld’s challenge to this. They claim that the government’s refusal to “extend” civil partnerships to heterosexual couples is discriminatory.

The couple launched their appeal today in the High Court, with judgment reserved to a later date.

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