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Equal treatment for couples in civil partnerships

A recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union has found that employees who enter into a civil partnership with a partner of the same sex must be granted the same benefits as those granted to their colleagues upon their marriage, where marriage is not possible for homosexual couples.

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Sham marriages and civil partnerships targeted

The Home Office has included provisions in the new Immigration Bill that will clamp down on people who enter into a sham marriage or civil partnership.

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Marriage tax break a 'shocking waste of money'

Single parent charity, Gingerbread, has been highly critical of the Government’s recent announcement that it intends to introduce a transferable tax allowance for married couples.

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More overseas same-sex partnerships recognised in UK law

From 31st January 2013, the number of overseas same-sex relationships that are specified in legislation so that they will be treated as civil partnerships in the UK will be extended.

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Civil liberties committee addresses shortcomings

The civil liberties committee of the European Parliament has recently adopted its annual resolution on fundamental rights in the EU, in which it criticises violations of the basic rights of migrants, LGBT people, women and national minorities. The committee has urged member states and the Commission to do more to ensure that fundamental rights are fully respected in Europe.

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Births, marriages and other vital events

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the first quarter of 2012.

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First forced marriage order

The first protection order has been issued in Scotland to protect a victim of forced marriage.

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Court of Appeal rules in civil partnership split

A business man has won his appeal to the Court of Appeal in England over the amount of money awarded in a 'divorce' settlement to his former civil partner, reports the Herald.

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Civil partnerships in Ireland

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network has published figures on the lesbian and gay couples who entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011.

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Civil partners win against gay discrimination appeal

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has successfully defended an appeal in the English Court of Appeal against a ruling in the County Court which found that hotel owners had directly discriminated against a gay couple.

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Commission responds to same sex marriage consultation

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (the Commission), in a response to the Scottish Government consultation on same sex marriage, has called for same sex couples to be allowed to legally marry in Scotland.

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Statistics on Scottish births, deaths and marriages

A recent publication from the Registrar General for Scotland has revealed provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the third quarter of 2011.

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Forced marriage law introduced

Victims of forced marriage in Scotland will benefit from greater protection now that the Forced Marriage (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 has come into force.

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Freedom of movement for same sex partnerships

The Council of Europe is to host a conference looking for solutions to problems of mutual recognition of same sex partnership and marriages in both the European Union and Council of Europe member countries.

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Religious groups back same sex marriage proposals

A number of religious groups have united in supporting the introduction of same sex marriages, reports the BBC.

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Latest statistics on civil partnerships and marriage

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the second quarter of 2011.

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Views sought on same sex marriage

A consultation on same sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships in Scotland has been published by the Scottish Government.

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Scottish Youth Parliament calls for marriage equality

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) has launched a campaign to urge the Scottish Government to allow same-sex couples the right to get married.

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Marriages, civil partnerships and other vital events

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the first quarter of 2011.

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European ruling on pensions and civil partnerships

A ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union has stated that a supplementary retirement pension paid to a partner in a civil partnership, which is lower than that granted in a marriage, may constitute discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. This is the case if the partnership is reserved to persons of the same gender and if it is in a legal and factual situation comparable to that of marriage.

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