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    Momentum builds following civil partnerships court case

    November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Momentum builds following civil partnerships court case

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan were given a fantastic reception outside the Royal Courts of Justice on 2nd November before heading in to fight their case for the extension of civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples.

As well as being greeted by a big crowd of supporters, their local MP Andy Slaughter, Deputy Leader of the Green Party Amelia Womack, and campaigner Peter Tatchell all gave speeches praising Charles and Rebecca for their fight.

Inside court the government continued to argue that there was not enough evidence to prove that mixed-sex couples want a civil partnership. In a new development, however, they admitted for the first time that the current inequality is untenable and that a decision on the future of civil partnerships will have to be made in the next five years.

Speaking after the case Campaign Manager Matt Hawkins said:

“We send a huge thanks to everyone who joined us outside court today and to all our supporters that have signed our petition and tweeted their wishes to Charles and Rebecca. The government has continued to argue that there is no evidence of the demand for extending civil partnerships but our supporters are proving that’s just not true. We will get our message through, regardless of the outcome in court.”

The campaign hopes to hear the outcome of the court case before the end of 2016.

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