Scotland to Propose Legislation Allowing Civil Partnerships for Opposite-Sex Couples

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(The Christian Institute) Heterosexual couples will be able to opt for civil partnerships rather than marriage under new proposals by the Scottish government.

Following a Supreme Court ruling last year, which found that offering civil partnerships to same-sex couples only was discriminatory, the Westminster government agreed to introduce the legislation in England and Wales.

In September, MSPs also launched a consultation on whether to axe civil partnerships or open them up to opposite-sex couples in Scotland.

Last year, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan went to court claiming that marriage is patriarchal and sexist.

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