Equal Civil Partnerships

Today - Monday 2nd December - is the first day that mixed-sex couples in England and Wales can choose to enter into Civil Partnerships. There are 3.3million cohabiting couples in the UK and the Government estimates there could be up to 84,000 ceremonies in the first year.

I also discuss other aspects of my Act, including changes allowing mothers to sign marriage certificates (which they haven’t been able to do since 1837!) and the serious issue of stillbirths.