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    ECP Campaign Group


The Equal Civil Partnership Campaign Group plans the campaign strategy, fundraises and through a mixture of media and social media awareness raising, the legal case and parliamentary lobbying are committed to ending this inequality and look forward to enjoing equal civil partnerships.

Martin Loat, Campaign Chair, is in a civil partnership with longterm partner Claire Beale with whom he has two teenage children. The partnership, signed and legalised in the Isle of Man, currently has no legal status in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan are the campaign’s champions, having taken the Government to court over the failure to allow equal civil partnerships and finally won their case at the Supreme Court in June 2018. Longterm campaigners for #equallove, the couple have two young children.

Fiona Millar, journalist and campaigner, is in a longterm relationship with partner, Alastair Campbell. They have three adult children.

The Equal Civil Partnerships campaign is calling on the government to extend the right to civil partnerships to all couples, regardless of sex or sexual orientation.

The group is pursuing a three pronged strategy to bring about this result

  • A media and social media campaign to build support and awareness of the need for #equalcivilpartnerships
  • A legal challenge through to success in the Supreme Court
  • Parliamentary lobbying with a Private Members Bill currently making its passage through.


Getting your support!

It is crucial that we get as many people as possible to publicly support the campaign so that it has the greatest chance of success.

We know there is huge public support for our goal, and that a successful outcome would both provide greater choice for many thousands of couples in the UK, and take us one step closer towards a truly equal society.

You can get involved in supporting the campaign in a number of ways:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Sign our petition to the Minister for Women and Equalities

Tell us your #equalcivilpartnerships story – send us a photograph of yourselves holding an #equalcivilpartnerships sign and a bit about you – we’d love to share on social media – hello@equalcivilpartnerships.org.uk

Donate to support the campaign.