Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, allow same-sex couples to obtain essentially the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. Though from March 2014 full same-sex marriage was legalised in England, Scotland and Wales, civil partnership remains available. Designed to be very much equivalent to marriage for same sex couples, a civil partnership carries both rights and responsibilities, in very broad terms, attracting the same legal and tax protections/advantages/disadvantages as a traditional marriage. This article explains further.
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England's Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria in Sofia is halted twice with fans warned about racist behaviour.
Officers remove protesters from Trafalgar Square after issuing a London-wide ban.
His parents demand to see government advice given to police over the US suspect's diplomatic immunity.
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