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    Statement from ECP Campaign in advance of parliamentary debate on mixed-sex civil partnerships

    January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Statement from ECP Campaign in advance of parliamentary debate on mixed-sex civil partnerships

In advance of Friday’s debate in the House of Commons on Tim Loughton MP’s Private Members’ Bill to extend civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples, Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign Manager Matt Hawkins said:

“This Bill to give mixed-sex couples the right to get a civil partnership has achieved something pretty special – it has the enthusiastic support of MPs from nearly every major political party. Surely now it is only a matter of time before the government listens to the demands of MPs, including MPs in their own party, and the constituents they are representing and make civil partnerships available to all. Such a change simply extends choice and the right to financial and legal protection for couples and families. If it doesn’t happen with Tim’s Bill then Friday’s debate will still have been a major milestone on the road to equal civil partnerships.”

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