Orders of the Day — Civil Partnership Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:21 pm on 12th October 2004.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Shadow Minister (Disabled People), Economic Affairs 2:21 pm, 12th October 2004

I am following my hon. Friend's argument about parallel lines with great interest. If one accepts that that argument is correct, does it not follow that heterosexual couples who do not want to marry might feel that the terms of the Bill unreasonably exclude them from entering into a civil partnership?