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May 2, 2019

A symbol for a civil partnership?

We all know that civil partnerships for mixed-sex couples are due to come in by the end of this year.  A Government consultation is starting into how and when the change will be introduced. As a campaign group, we are involved with that and will keep all supporters up-to-date. But we are also thinking about how couples might wish to mark the occasion of a entering into a Civil Partnership.

One suggestion is to explore the idea of creating a shared and wearable item or motif that will come to symbolise the first wave of mixed-sex Civil Partnerships.  Married people can of course share wedding rings; maybe civil partners will want their own distinctive, yet equally permanent, alternative little icon?

An initial brainstorm yielded suggestions such as: pin badges, jewellery, pendants, bangles, bracelets or some radical design of ring …possibly in matching or complementary pairs to symbolise partnership. Probably made of resilient, semi-precious metal. We’ve ruled out body-piercing!

The ECP campaign team could go so far as to take the lead in organising the design, manufacture and sale of such items (at a reasonable price!) if demand and interest from couples is apparent. Now is our chance to create something that thousands of people could wear for years to come.

So we’d love to get the thoughts and suggestions from you – our interested supporters -about this idea.

– Is it something you’d be interested in seeing come to fruition?
– Would you and your partner wear something special to commemorate your civil partnership?
– If so, what’s your suggestion for what it might be?

Do let us know.

Get in contact via email – hello@equalcivilpartnerships.org.uk facebook (@equalcivilpartnerships) or twitter (@equalCPS) to let us know what you think