Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership

UK. A campaign aimed at overturning the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships has gained ground despite defeat at the court of appeal, equal rights supporters have claimed. By a narrow two-to-one decision, the three judges decided to allow the government more time to review the law that prevents opposite-sex couples from taking advantage of civil partnership arrangements. The ruling is a setback for the case launched
in 2014 by two Londoners, Rebecca Steinfeld, 35, and Charles Keidan, 40, who reject traditional marriage on the grounds that it is a “sexist” and “patriarchal” institution. But Steinfeld and Keidan said they planned to take their challenge to the supreme court if the law was not changed by the government or amended by MPs in parliament. Read more at theguardian.com

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