Scottish Same-sex Couples Can 'Upgrade' from Today

From the 16th of December couples in civil partnerships can apply to change them to marriages. This follows the change made in England and Wales on December the 10th of this year. These are the remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. Same sex marriages became legal in England and Wales in March […]

Germany: Anguish for Merkel As Same Sex Couples Win Tax Breaks

Germany’s top court has told Angela Merkel same-sex partners in civil unions the right to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. Ruling today (6 June), the Federal Constitutional Court said their judgment would apply retroactively to 1 August 2001. This could mean millions could be making its way to gay couples in civil […]

Miller to Consider Straight Civil partnerships

Civil partnerships could be expanded to included heterosexual couples under government plans revealed last night, after culture secretary Maria Miller conceded a “review” into the future of the unions. However some MPs fear the amendment tabled at the last minute to the same sex marriage bill is actually designed to kick the issue into the long grass. […]