Thank you to everyone who helped us win same-sex marriage. Your lobbying and generosity has meant that we are another huge step closer to equality. The first same-sex marriages are expected to take place in the summer of 2014.
Although the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act is a very welcome and important advance, it is not full equality. When the government next year undertakes its review of the ban on civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples, we will lobby to end the remaining discrimination. If you’re subscribed to receive our campaign emails, we will inform you of the latest developments. Subscribe here.
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Same-sex marriages are legalised under a new law that is separate and different from the Marriage Act 1949. Separate and different are not equal.
There are six aspects of discrimination in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act:
Sign the Equal Love petition. This petition is appealing to the government to end the twin bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships.
Email your MP and MEPs, urging them to raise the issue of continued discrimination in the same-sex marriage law, when further consultations begin.
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Make a donation to help us fund the Equal Love campaign and challenge the remaining discrimination.