The Missing Pieces

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On Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, Marriage Equality launched our "Missing Pieces" report, to highlight the differences between civil partnership and civil marriage.

The report compares the rights and responsibilities gained by same-sex partners who register their relationship under the Civil Partnership Act, with the legislative rights and responsibilities currently available to heterosexual couples, gained through civil marriage.  

Over 160 differences were found between civil partnership and civil marriage, and these were broken down into 7 categories:

  1. The Family Home
  2. Finance
  3. Legal Procedures
  4. Administration
  5. Parent and Child
  6. Immigration
  7. Equality

Click on any of the headings to read about the topics in more detail.

Or, for a more in-depth look at our "Missing Pieces" report, please click here.