(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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