Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to introduce legislative proposals to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

On 2 October the Prime Minister announced that we would extend the availability of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.

This important step for equality will give families more certainty and security, and we intend to introduce legislation as soon as possible.

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