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The 2004 Civil Partnership Act stipulates that only same-sex couples are eligible for civil partnerships.
The review is expected to be heard later next year.
The couple say they are challenging the registrars at Chelsea Register Office, who on 1 October refused to register their notice of intention to form a civil partnership "on the basis of our genders and sexual orientation".
They are also challenging the government, which they say "continues to discriminate against long-term cohabiting opposite-sex couples".
Their test case is believed to be the first attempt in the British courts to make partnerships available to heterosexual people.
originally posted by: Dabrazzo
I thought in the UK for couples together for X amount of time are classified as having been in a Civil Partnership?. The courts need to established that when women try and steal your stuff even if not married but you have still had kids together, lived together etc for a long time.
originally posted by: michael1888
They may be trying to make a point,
If you are 'normal' theres something wrong with you.
Why should a couple not be allowed to enter a civil partership if the couple next door can?..
Does seem a waste of time though
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
What's the difference between marriage and civil partnership?
No, that makes you a 'common law' man or wife.