Wednesday 25 November 2009

Stop Press! Heterosexual Couple denied Civil Partnership!

:O I forgot my usual saturday slot! Shame on me!

Anywho, ladles and gentlespoons, I present to thee an important milestone in the history of the fight for gender equality. The Guardian recently reported on Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, a heterosexual couple who wanted to get a civil partnership because 'they did not want to be seen to be colluding with the segregation that exists in matrimonial law between gay civil partnerships and straight civil marriage.'

How admirable. Unfortunately, that'd make them criminals. It's illegal for different-sex couples to get a civil partnership. The Guardian reports that 'In a democratic state, all institutions should be open to all people.' And I tend to agree. On the other hand, they could just get married...