‘Civil’ choice for mixed-sex cou­ples

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ALL cou­ples in Eng­land and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil part­ner­ship rather than get mar­ried, Theresa May has an­nounced.

The move will give mixed-sex cou­ples and their fam­i­lies the op­tion of greater se­cu­rity, the gov­ern­ment said.

And it will ad­dress the “im­bal­ance” that al­lows same-sex cou­ples to choose be­tween a civil part­ner­ship or mar­riage – a choice de­nied to mixed-sex cou­ples.

A cou­ple who cam­paigned for the right said it was a “ma­jor step” for­ward.

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