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Is there life left in the concept of civil partnerships after all?

Published by Mark Tattersall in Marriage · 2/10/2017 10:56:36

I posted some time ago about how the introduction of “gay marriage” might lead to the withering on the vine of civil partnerships (which preceded “gay marriage” and were effectively “gay marriage lite”). However, the latest statistics suggest that some couples are choosing to opt for civil partnerships, rather than “gay marriage”. The number of civil partnerships rose 3% in 2016. Having said that, the numbers are still low; only 890 (with two-thirds of those being between men and nearly half of the total involving civil partners over 50 years of age). Mark Tattersall, partner at Chivers Walsh Family Law.

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