Straight couples polled over civil partnerships
STRAIGHT couples will be asked by the Government if they would like the option of having a civil partnership rather than getting married.
Minister for Women Victoria Atkins is to launch a poll on the issue this month.
The move comes before the start of a Supreme Court case tomorrow challenging the law restricting civil partnerships same-sex couples.
Last night a Equal Civil Partnerships campaign spokeswoman said: ‘It’s time to extend civil partnerships to all now.’ But Tom Pascoe, of the Marriage Coalition, said: ‘Marriage remains the gold standard for adult relationships.’