Civil Partnership Act

Civil Partnership Act (2004)

A UK law that allows same-sex couples to register a Civil Partnership, providing legal recognition of such relationships, and according them rights and obligations similar to those of married couples, with entitlement to survivor benefits on the death of the partner receiving the pension.
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Allowing the appeal, the EAT ruled an exemption in the Equality Act 2010 disapplied pension rights accrued by Mr Walker before December 5, 2005 - the date when the Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force and required benefits to be provided equally to civil partners and married couples.
Twenty years ago when homosexual conduct was still criminalised under Cyprus Law, the present discussion about implementing a Civil Partnership Act in our country would have been unthinkable
L Scott Service Manager Democratic Services Civic Centre Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH City of Newcastle upon Tyne Marriage Act 1949 Civil Partnership Act 2004 Notice of application for premises to be approved as a venue for civil marriages and civil partnership formations I/We Tyne & Wear Archives And Museums Being the proprietor of the premises named below has applied to the Head of Democratic Services for approval for Great North Museum Hancock, Great North Museum Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT Under the above Act(s) as premises where civil marriage/partnership ceremonies may take place.
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 gave same-sex couples the rights and responsibilities similar to those in a civil marriage.
The couple entered a civil partnership on Dec 21, 2005, the same day as the Civil Partnership Act in Britain came into force.
The Civil Partnership Act does not provide any form of religious service, whereas the same sex marriage act does contain a religious element which appeals to me.
THE UK, 2014, The Civil Partnership Act is 10 years old, same sex marriage passes into law, it is a criminal offence to stir up hatred against people on grounds of their sexual orientation.
When the original Civil Partnership Act 2004 was in the planning stages, civil servants expected only 22,000 would be in such unions by 2010.
In 2011 the last Government passed the Civil Partnership Act with cross-party support.
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 in the UK gives same-sex couples rights and responsibilities identical to civil marriage.
forget Blair' The Civil Partnership Act says no religious activity is allowed during the process of registering the union.
We have total respect for gays and lesbians and we are delighted that there is a Civil Partnership Act.