EVENT AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS – Extending Civil Partnerships to Different Sex Couples
January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016
Tim Loughton MP and Andy Slaughter MP invite you to
Extending Civil Partnerships to Different Sex Couples: An Opportunity to Increase Protection for Children and Families and Further Equality
13 January 2016
What? Senior lawyers, campaigners, academics and policy experts will explore opening up civil partnerships to different-sex couples. The panel discussion will cover the legal issues faced by couples and their families as a result of the lack of protections currently afforded to unmarried couples, the current policy on civil partnerships (which does not allow different-sex couples to enter into them), and will provide an opportunity to meet a number of couples who have been affected by the current legislation.
Where? Committee Room 20, The House of Commons.
When? 2.30-4pm, Wednesday 13th January 2016.
Who? A panel discussion with:
Alison Green, Partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett, Head of Divorce and Family Group;
Tim Loughton MP, former Children’s Minister;
Andy Slaughter MP, Shadow Human Rights Minister;
Professor Robert Wintemute, Kings College London;
and a number of couples affected by the current policy on civil partnerships.
For more information on the campaign calling for Equal Civil Partnerships, Tim Loughton’s Ten Minute Rule Bill (which has its second hearing on the 29 January), and a legal challenge which is also in train, see: www.equalcivilpartnerships.org.uk
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