TITLE

An equal partnership

AUTHOR(S)
Washington, Julian
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the introduction of the Civil Partnership Act (CPA) in Great Britain and its effect on same-sex relationships. This radical piece of social policy legislation creates an entirely new legal status for same-sex relationships. In Great Britain, civil partnership has been designed to be as close to marriage as possible. Civil partnerships are close to marriage in many respects. Some argue that the CPA has created discrimination rather than getting rid of an old one. Gay and lesbian couples may still not marry and now heterosexual couples are to be excluded from the status of civil partnership.
ACCESSION #
18345897

 

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