Currently under UK law, all couples have the right to marry, however only same-sex couples are able to form civil partnerships.
We want UK couples who are in different-sex relationships to have that choice as well. The choice to give their relationship legal recognition and protection without feeling compelled to marry. The choice to wipe the slate clean, to create a union and a ceremony that works for them and does not come with some of the pressures and baggage of marriage.
We've already come a long way. In 2014 Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, a different-sex couple, appealed to the High Court over the decision of Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office not to allow them to become civil partners. Their case is now being heard in the Court of Appeal where we have high hopes for a positive outcome.
But, even if the court rules in our favour, we will need the support of politicians to ensure that the government acts and changes the law.
We need your help to sustain and grow our political campaign. With your donations we will be able to develop the materials we need to convince politicians of our case, operate our campaign, and pay for the drafting of the legislation that we want to introduce.
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