In recognition of Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ community, this essay discusses the fight for same-sex equality and the passing of the civil partnership bill.

The passing of the civil partnership bill gave rise to an understanding of societies attitudes to civil partners. The civil partnership legislation considered the status provided to evidence a difference to that instilled from heterosexual marriage, recognising it as an institution in its own. This provided an understanding that the legislation does not give the same status of marriage, seeing issues raised to the courts. The ability to recognise same-sex couples became highlighted through…

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