Plan to extend civil partnerships revealed in government report.
04 June 2018
A confidential report drawn up for the former equalities minister Justine Greening proposed extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples and building “a consensus for legislation”, according to internal policy documents seen by the Guardian.
The briefing has emerged ahead of a legal battle at the supreme court on Monday where a London couple, Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, will try to overturn the government’s refusal to enable heterosexual partners to enter such legal arrangements. Only same-sex couples may become civil partners.
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