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Graeme Fraser comments on the rise of civil partnerships for Resolution

  • September 26, 2017
  • By Hunters Law

Speaking in response to today’s figures (Tuesday), which show civil partnerships rose by 3.4% in 2016, Resolution spokesperson on civil partnerships, Graeme Fraser, said:

“The increase in civil partnerships, for the first time since the introduction of same sex marriages, demonstrates how modern families are changing. It’s important that the law keeps up.

These figures will be of interest to policymakers and anyone monitoring the debate about extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples – who may also wish to choose this way of marking their commitment to each other over marriage.

Clearly more same sex couples chose a civil partnership in 2016 than in 2015. Sadly, it therefore stands to reason that dissolutions are also on the rise, by nearly 9% last year.

It’s therefore vital that professionals and politicians keep in mind all types of modern families, including civil partners and cohabiting couples, when considering how to deal with relationship breakdown.

None of this should detract from the fundamental need for the public to be fully aware of the limited rights of cohabiting couples in England and Wales, and the steps they can take to protect their legal position, particularly when it comes to housing.

Most importantly, there remains the pressing need for legislation to provide cohabiting couples with basic rights should they separate, to protect some of the most vulnerable in society, and particularly their children.”

These comments were originally published by Resolution.

 

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