Matrix barrister takes stand on same-sex marriage recognition

Harris, Joanne
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that a barrister takes stand on same-sex marriage recognition in Great Britain. Law firm Matrix Chambers' barrister Karon Monaghan is acting pro bono for human rights charity Liberty in an attempt to have a same-sex marriage recognized by the English courts. Monaghan and Liberty will this week file an application in the Family Division of the High Court asking that the Canadian marriage of two university lecturers be recognized as a marriage by the court. The case comes just months after the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 received royal assent. Under the new legislation, same-sex couples are allowed to form a civil partnership, affording them a number of legal rights and responsibilities.


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