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Diversity Today - Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Marriage and civil partnerships – Did you know..?

Compilers for the Oxford English Dictionary have added ‘the relation between persons married to each other’ to its definition ‘the condition of being a husband or wife.’ It now has the note ‘the term is now sometimes used with reference to long-term relationships between partners of the same sex.’

Also, for approximately ten years now, same-sex couples can have their relationships legally recognised as ‘Civil Partnerships’. Civil partners must be treated the same as married couples on a wide range of legal matters.

Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 00:00