Civil-Partnerships

Meet the heterosexual couples fighting for civil partnerships

Civil-PartnershipsLONDON — Amy Wilson can’t see herself wearing a white dress, or even walking down the aisle, but she wants the protection that comes with marriage, especially as she’s expecting her first child with her partner.

“When it comes to the idea of marriage, a lot of the religious and historical connotations jar with me,” Wilson told Mashable.

The law currently offers no alternative to marriage for opposite-sex couples, like Wilson and her partner, Tom Piercy, which is why they, together with hundreds of other straight couples, are calling on the government to extend civil partnerships beyond same-sex couples…….read more

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