From the Telegraph.
A heterosexual couple who want to enter into a civil partnership rather than marry have urged a judge to rule that they are being discriminated against.
Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who are both academics and live in Hammersmith, west London, argue that the Government’s position on civil partnerships is “incompatible with equality law”.
Dr Steinfeld, 34, and Mr Keidan, 39, who have been in a committed relationship since November 2010 and have an eight-month-old baby, want to secure legal recognition of that relationship through a civil partnership.
Some of us think that a Civil Partnership should be the only thing The State acknowledges.
Do I think they have a point? Yes.
Do I think they are mostly doing this to get attention and media? Also, yes.
Speaking of marriage, Pakistan recently tried to make it illegal for creepy old guys to marry pre-pubescent girls. It was blocked by Islamic clerics who said the law would be an affront to Islam.