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What is a heterosexual civil partnership scotland

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Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London, after losing a previous round of their legal battle over civil partnerships. All couples in Scotland should be able to choose civil partnerships, rather than getting married, campaigners have claimed, after a court ruled that denying them to opposite-sex couples was discriminatory.

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The Humanist Society for Scotland HSS has urged the Scottish Government to act after a ruling that allowing only same-sex couples to have civil partnerships was incompatible with equality law. The decision in the Supreme Court was a defeat for the UK Government, but Scottish law also denies civil partnerships to people who are not in a same sex relationship. The Scottish Government said in February that it would review the future of civil partnerships "in due course".

But the Supreme Court found in favour of the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 42, of Hammersmith, West London, who What is a heterosexual civil partnership scotland civil partnerships were discriminatory because only same-sex couples are eligible.

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Five supreme court justices granted a declaration that the Act was "incompatible" with human rights laws on discrimination and right to a private and family life. HSS has led a campaign to have civil partnerships available to all couples and as part of their campaign to see same-sex marriage legalised, the society called for civil partnerships to be redefined so they are open to opposite-sex couples.

This will allows all couples to choose the special day — marriage or civil partnership — that means What is a heterosexual civil partnership scotland most to them. For same sex couples they can choose a meaningful civil partnership. For opposite sex couples there is no alternative. Row as ministers refuse civil partnerships to straight couples.

During the Supreme Court hearing the London couple's barrister Karon Monaghan QC said their action was not frivolous and said they had "deep-rooted and genuine ideological objections to marriage" which she said was "historically heteronormative and patriarchal.

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