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    MPs asked to support civil partnerships Bill

    January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017

MPs asked to support civil partnerships Bill

On January 13th MPs have the chance to vote for a Bill to extend civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples.

The Bill itself is a Private Members’ Bill brought to parliament by the Conservative MP Tim Loughton. Unusually for a Private Members’ Bill it has cross-party support: Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, and SDLP MPs have all sponsored Loughton’s Bill.

Private Members’ Bills do not normally pass into legislation. However, they do help to raise an issue up the agenda. The Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign hopes that if enough MPs turn out to support Loughton’s Bill we will be able to show the government the strength of support behind allowing mixed-sex civil partnerships. Supporters of equal civil partnerships can, in just a few clicks, email their MP asking them to attend the debate on the 13th.

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