March 14, 2019


After a progression through the UK courts – culminating in a unanimous win at the Supreme Court in June 2018, and a two year passage through Parliament, mixed-sex civil partnerships  will finally pass into law on Friday 15th March.

The Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill brought by Tim Loughton MP will have its final reading at 9.30 on Friday 15th March. It is expected to pass unopposed and with no amendments with Government and cross-party support.

The ECP campaign group are asking supporters to come down to Westminster and gather outside the Supreme Court before 10.45 am to welcome the Tim Loughton MP and key campaigners as they come out of the Houses of Parliament.

Tim Loughton, ECP Campaign Chair, Martin Loat and campaigners Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan will make statements to the supporters and press at 11 am.

The ECP campaign group are also asking supporters to share their celebrations with photos/plans for their own civil partnerships on social media using the hashtag #ADateToCelebrate

  • Jane Isaac, March 14, 2019 Reply

    I don’t think I’ll be able to come down tomorrow but just wanted to say thank you so much for all the hard work you have done to make this happen and congratulations! I’m not sure whether my partner and I will have a civil partnership or not but we certainly don’t agree with marriage and believe that everyone should have the choice and be able to have a civil partnership if they really want one! Enjoy your celebrations!

  • George Shepherd, March 14, 2019 Reply

    That is great news and I hope Scotland follows suit.

  • Roderick Child, March 14, 2019 Reply

    Congratulations and massive thanks for making a meaningful, modern and truly equal way for a mixed-sex couple to achieve full legal recognition of their relationship possible.

  • Jacky collenette, March 17, 2019 Reply

    This helps everyone..
    By seeking a civil partnership choice for all, we allow equality of marital status throughout the U.K.
    This is a milestone event which we personally will be a part of on paper later in the year..

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