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If the bill passes then Thailand would become only the second Asian country to recognise same-sex couples. A bill set to legalise same-sex civil partnerships is set to be introduced to the Thai parliament. Last year, the Thai government confirmed their aims to legalise gay rights in the country, which is largely accepting on the whole. The bill is still being drafted by a subcommittee, but will be submitted by one of the country’s Justice Ministers when it’s finalised. The bill...
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The first same-sex marriages in England, Scotland and Wales took place in 2014, but couples had been entering into civil partnerships for nearly a decade prior to this. Passed in 2004, the Civil Partnership Act was a halfway house. It gave same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities as marriage, but civil partnerships were not marriages. Under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, couple were able to convert their civil partnerships to marriages, and same-sex couples were able to get...
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'I guessed that one!' Planning a civil partnership can be tough, but let’s throw a little more stress one happy couple’s way. Matt Horwood and James Besanvalle are getting a civil partnership in just over a month. But first, can they answer a few seemingly simple questions about each other? We asked the boys some fairly straightforward questions and told them to reveal each answer on the count of three. Watch the hilarious video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENh9xblMGbY A civil partnership instead of a marriage is a ‘political...
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Find out why they're getting a civil partnership and not married They may be from opposites sides of the world, but one Brit-Aussie couple are going global when they celebrate their civil partnership this August. James Besanvalle, a Gay Star News 26-year-old journalist, and fiancé Matt Horwood, a 28-year-old who works at UK LGBT charity Stonewall, will be holding their ceremony in London. The couple decided to get a civil partnership rather than a marriage for one main reason: same-sex marriage isn’t...
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The Court of Appeal has ruled against a couple fighting for straight civil partnerships. A couple from London, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, have been in a legal battle for three years to be granted a civil partnership as an alternative to marriage, which they believe has “sexist” and “patriarchal” connotations. The couple first applied for a civil partnership notice in 2014, before being rejected. Civil partnerships were brought in back in 2004 under Tony Blair’s New Labour government, allowing legally binding...

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