Give couples the choice

Give couples the choice

Please tell us your views on the Bill and explain why it will affect you.: My partner and I have been together for 18 years. Our partnership is based on equality. The patriarchal roots, connotations and unequal traditions of marriage do not reflect our views or how we see our relationship. Also the way marriage is still used in many countries to control and abuse women is abhorrent. Marriage and civil partnerships are ultimately about signing a contract that provides legal and financial protections. Couples should be able to choose how they do this. They shouldn’t be forced to marry to access pensions and avoid inheritance tax. Making couples marry to access the same rights, protections and advantages as others creates resentment. This undermines marriage far more than just giving couples the choice.


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