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Civil Partnerships for Heterosexual Couples

Although David Cameron argued that same-sex marriage is an issue of equality, straight couples continue to be prohibited from having a civil partnership.

We, the undersigned, believe that straight (heterosexual) couples should be given the right to join in a civil partnership and not be forced into the religious institution of marriage, and all the connotations brought forth with it, in order to attain the legal security that marriage offers.

In the Netherlands, two-thirds of civil partnerships are between male-female couples.

In France, the equivalent of civil partnerships have been available to gay and straight couples alike since 1999. In 2009, some 95% of those taking up the pacte civil de solidarite (Pacs) were heterosexual.

We petition the government to allow equal rights to heterosexual couples as are offered to homosexual couples, by allowing them to enter into civil partnerships.

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Closed

Created By

Seb Arrowsmith-Brown

Created On

Friday 28 March 2014

Closing Date

Tuesday 31 March 2015

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