UK top court allows civil partnership for opposite-sex couple

UK top court allows civil partnership for opposite-sex couple

 

The UK Supreme Court held [judgment, PDF]  that heterosexual couples may now enter into a civil partnership rather than marriage. Prior to this decision, civil partnerships were held exclusive to same-sex couples.

Slow death of the latin phrases “let the buyer beware” – caveat emptor

In 2004, marriage was not an option for same-sex couples, and so the Civil Partnership Act [text] was passed. This gave these couples the option to register as civil partners so their relationship would be on record.
With the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act [text] in 2013, same-sex couples had the choice to enter into a civil partnership or a marriage.