Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld
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Civil partnerships: Heterosexual couple's court action

A couple went to court on Tuesday in a bid to make civil partnerships available to heterosexual people.

Rebecca Steinfeld, 33, and Charles Keidan, 38, want to formalise their relationship but they feel marriage is a patriarchal institution into which they do not wish to enter.

They argue that excluding heterosexual couples from the right to a civil partnership, which same-sex couples have been granted for the past decade, is discriminatory.

Clive Coleman reports from outside the high court.

  • 23 Dec 2014
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