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akenaton BS: No One Is Above the Law? (129* d) RE: BS: No One Is Above the Law? 04 Oct 17

Sorry Joe but you are wrong, unless you were being facetious?

"Currently, heterosexual couples are not allowed to enter into a civil partnership and can only enter into marriage.

They are only available to couples who are of the same sex.

Heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan had taken their case to be allowed to enter a civil partnership to the High Court.

The couple said they objected to the "patriarchal baggage" of marriage and sought to secure legal recognition of their six-year relationship through a civil partnership.

The academics, who live in Hammersmith, west London, and have a daughter, argued that the Government's position is "incompatible with equality law" .

Their legal team argued the bar on heterosexual couples entering a civil partnership was in defiance of the European Convention of Human Rights.

But their case was overruled when the judges said there was a potential human rights breach but the government should have more time to decide on the future of civil partnerships.

Now they intend to appeal to the Supreme Court"

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