Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 179255, what progress her Department has made on introducing legislative proposals on the extension of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.

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

The government remains committed to extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, and is supporting the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Private Members Bill. We are considering with the Bill’s sponsors how best this could be used to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.

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