Civil partnerships “could be the norm” in the next decade if legislation is passed to make them open to mixed-sex couples, a campaigner has said.
A heterosexual couple who were among the first to enter into a civil partnership have hailed the law change for young people who “don’t have to go up the aisle if they don’t want to”.
Heterosexual couples across England and Wales are now able to enter into a civil partnership.
A couple who led the charge to become civil partners rather than husband and wife are among thousands making history by entering into civil partnerships.
A couple who have been in a relationship for 37 years say they are looking forward to being among the first mixed-sex people to officially have a civil partnership rather than a marriage.
A heterosexual couple who led the charge for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage said they were “relieved” to finally get the process under way.