• The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force on December 2005, enables same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship. Couples who form a civil partnership have a new legal status, Civil partners in the United Kingdom have equal treatment to married couples in a wide range of legal matters, including: * tax, including inheritance tax * employment benefits * most state and occupational pension benefits * income-related benefits, tax credits and child support * duty to provide reasonable maintenance for your civil partner and any children of the family * ability to apply for parental responsibility for your civil partner's child * inheritance of a tenancy agreement * recognition under intestacy rules * access to fatal accidents compensation * protection from domestic violence * recognition for immigration and nationality purposes
  • equal to marriage . Civil partnership, or the registration of same sex couples as civil partners, is legal across the United Kingdom since the Civil Partnership Act of 2004. This Act delineates civil partnerships as they are formed, registered, dissolved and much more across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and those either formed or dissolved abroad. This Act also deals with relationships arising from civil partnerships (such as stepchildren), miscellaneous issues related to civil partnership (for example, pensions, tax credits and immigration) and supplementary issues related to civil partnership (for example, prohibited degrees of relationships)
  • Couples who become partnered in the UK will have the right to exactly the same legal treatment across a number of matters as a married couple would expect.
  • All over the UK, my partner and I can be seen in the eyes of the law as a couple, and as such being accepted by society. We have the same rights and benefits as a married couple This is the first step in a very long process. But it's a good start.
  • All the key elements that come with marriage. it is not called "marriage" but in the UK on a technical level there are not differences.
  • In the UK Domestic partners can register under the Civil Partnership Act. This legislation took affect in December 5, 2005 giving registered same-sex couples all of the rights, privileges and responsibilities of married heterosexual couples. The Civil Partnership Act applies across all of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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