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    UK Law Change Opens Doors for Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships

    The government have predicted thousands of mixed sex couples will enter into a civil partnership in 2020. A Government Equalities Office impact assessment published in July suggested that around 27,000 opposite sex partnerships could be registered in 2020 but that the uptake could be as high as 84,000. Mr Keidan and Ms Steinfeld helped launch a campaign and brought a judicial review legal challenge, arguing that the 2004 Civil Partnership Act breached article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, on the grounds that it discriminated against mixed sex couples. The couple lost in the lower courts before winning a landmark victory in the Supreme Court last year, which…

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