Before the UK’s government made marriage equality a reality, civil partnerships were introduced and are still available for lgbt couples still. The courts here have seen a couple of failed attempts to achieve equality in civil Partnerships for heterosexual couples , so I asked the question this week.
#lgbt Should civil partnerships be available for everyone, if your country already accepts equality in marriage?
Debunk Civil Partnerships 18%
Here’s are other peoples view on civil partnerships for all
Personally, I think they should be abolished, always just a stepping stone towards equality.
To which I asked
Wouldn’t this mean that people who don’t want marriage have the same rights?
To which he replied
I have a personal opinion, but I’m not gonna stand in the way of someone’s happiness. If cps were opened, so be it.
@beryl_boyce explains why she feels equality with civil partnerships is needed.
My brother & his girlfriend were together for 23yrs before she suddenly died last Sept. They never wanted to marry, but lived together. Now if they’d been able to have CP they’d have done it. But now my brother is in dire straits, everything was in her name. I’ve been helping him change everything over but it’s a challenge. My brother isn’t entitled to any bereavement benefits, widows benefits & this is totally wrong.
@theJBullfrog explains that civil partnerships are available in some States in America for all who wishes to use them as an alternative .
Here in California it’s available. Not sure nationwide. Keep fighting and the UK will get their rights as well.
We also need to understand clearly what would happen to civil partnerships that have already been granted. Automatic upgrade? Just a few thousand people with them, making them unique? Something that would need to be dealt with.
To give everyone a chance to air their opinion, here is one I wish to keep their name off my blog for obvious reasons.
They shouldn’t allow it because it isn’t right… God made two sex’s for a reason.
Clearly a very confusing question for some, unfortunately I’ve had much worst.
This all shows how important equality is for everyone, otherwise it devalues or makes a mockery of existing laws. Of cause the government needs to tread carefully and recently it was decided that more time would be needed to see what decision would be the best.
Watch this space!