How do gay couples divorce? – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2008 in civil partnerships, divorce, news by sally

“Comedian Matt Lucas and his partner Kevin McGree are splitting up, in what has been described as the first “gay divorce”. So what’s different about the break-up of a civil partnership?”

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BBC News Magazine, 24th October 2008

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Civil partner of Lucas set for £1m payout after split – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in civil partnerships, divorce, news by sally

“Britain’s first celebrity gay divorce was cleared by the courts yesterday when the comedian Matt Lucas was granted a legal separation from his partner in a case reported to be worth £15m.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2008

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Spouses and civil partners to receive more when partner dies without leaving a will – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 28th, 2008 in civil partnerships, intestacy, married persons, news by sally

“Married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy under proposals published by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th August 2008

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Payouts to same-sex partners of police officers killed on duty – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2008 in civil partnerships, compensation, news, police by sally

“The same-sex partners of police officers killed in the line of duty will get compensation payouts in an overhaul of the current system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2008

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Paying to be discriminated against – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2008 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, news, registrars by sally

“The decision in favour of a registrar who refused to deal with gay couples sets a hugely dangerous precedent.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2008

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Registrar wins same-sex tribunal – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in civil partnerships, news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

“A marriage registrar was bullied for refusing to conduct same-sex ceremonies, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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Despite recent controversy, civil partnerships have been a huge success – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2008 in civil partnerships, news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

“Last month, a civil registrar who refuses to officiate at partnerships between same-sex couples, claiming it is ‘sinful’ and against her religion, brought a legal case that could have implications for ceremonies nationwide. ‘As a matter of religious conscience,’ Lillian Ladele said she couldn’t perform civil partnerships for gay couples and has accused North London’s Islington council of religious discrimination and victimisation because it asked her to continue performing them despite her views.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2008

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Registrar sues for right not to marry gays – Daily Telegraph

“A registrar is taking her employer to a tribunal this week to determine whether she can refuse to officiate at homosexual ‘weddings’ because of her religious beliefs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

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Forms pose discrimination risk, civil partners warned – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2007 in civil partnerships, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Gay and lesbian people who enter into civil partnerships are at risk of ‘forced outing’ through everyday activities such as taking out a bank loan, according to a report to be published tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

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School cannot sack head in ‘gay marriage’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2007 in civil partnerships, news, teachers by sally

“Lawyers have told the Roman Catholic Church that it cannot sack a Catholic headmaster who has entered a civil partnership with a male teacher.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2007

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Woman sentenced over bigamous same-sex partnership – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in bigamy, civil partnerships, news by sally

“A mother of five who admitted entering into a civil partnership with another woman while still married was today given a suspended prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 6th August 2007

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