June 21, 2017
The Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign met yesterday (20th June) with the Deputy Mayor of London to discuss how the campaign for mixed-sex civil partnerships can be advanced in the capital.
At the meeting Charles Keidan, one member of the couple that has taken the government to court over the ban on mixed-sex civil partnerships and Campaign Manager Matt Hawkins talked with Caroline Russell AM and Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor.
Speaking after the meeting, Matt Hawkins said:
“Today was an extremely positive meeting. It’s clear that Matthew really gets the issue and that the Mayor too understands what we are trying to do. London has a history of being a progressive, vibrant, and open city and Matthew and Sadiq intuitively know that the movement towards mixed-sex civil partnerships is something London can lead and play a major part in. We’re looking forward to seeing the result of the meeting and the further advancement of our campaign’s cause. Special thanks go from us to Caroline Russell AM whose motion to the London Assembly in supporting of our campaign was passed unanimously and led to yesterday’s meeting.”