March 16, 2020

75 Days of Mixed—Sex Civil Partnerships

Thanks to donations from our supporters. Please do continue to help.

As we pass 75 days of mixed-sex civil partnerships and look forward to reaching 100 days,  we are reflecting on all we have done and all we still want to do with the material and emotional help of our supporters.

Mixed-sex civil partnerships were introduced on 31st December 2019. Since then the ECP campaign has continued our work albeit with only one part-time member of staff.

Since 31st December we have

  • Continued to raise the profile and awareness of mixed-sex civil partnerships in mainstream media e.g. Valentine’s Day special on Victoria Derbyshire show
  • Fought for the rights of mixed-sex couples to have the simple registration and respect accorded them for their choice e.g. contacting register offices directly on your behalf
  • Helped with the bill to bring mixed-sex civil partnerships to Scotland e.g. Martin Loat, Chairman of ECP, has given evidence in person to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee
  • Continued to build a strong supportive mixed-sex civil partnership community, celebrating each others’ registrations, answering questions and providing help in finding witnesses among many other benefits.

As we approach the 100 days anniversary, we are planning to find out more about your experiences, create a top five list of most helpful register offices – and a bottom 5! – and use the occasion to both make sure people know what their rights and options are and to put pressure on register offices to offer more availability for the simple registration.

To do this we need your support. We no longer have other funding than that donated by our supporters – anything you can donate will help us to continue for longer.

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