Biggest marriage shake-up in 200 years as heterosexual couples set to be granted civil partnerships 

Biggest marriage shake-up in 200 years as heterosexual couples set to be granted civil partnerships 

Heterosexual couples will be given the right to enter civil partnerships after the Government ushered in the biggest shake up of marriage laws since the 1800s.

Biggest marriage shake-up in 200 years as heterosexual couples set to be granted civil partnerships 
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Heterosexual couples will be given the right to enter civil partnerships after the Government ushered in the biggest shake up of marriage laws since the 1800s.

In a move that was derided as introducing “marriage-lite”, the Home Office said it would review the “operation” of civil partnerships – which are currently only available to homosexual couples – “so the difference in treatment in the current system is resolved”.

The reform is the most controversial of a series of changes that will mean couples are no longer given a marriage certificate on the day of their wedding and will not sign an official register on the day. A single electronic register will replace the current system of registers being held in churches. 

A mother’s name and occupations will also be put on their child’s marriage certificates alongside the father’s for the first time. Home Office sources said they were examining...

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