Equal Marriage Law

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2008 National LGBT Conference
17 September 2008

This Conference welcomes the recent introduction of Civil Partnerships for same sex couples.

Conference believes, however, that current provision is not entirely satisfactory as same sex couples who may wish to marry are prevented from doing so and opposite sex couples are barred from entering Civil Partnerships. In addition, where a person seeks to obtain a Gender Recognition certificate they are required to first obtain an annulment of their marriage. Conference believes that this is unfair and discriminatory, placing an additional hurdle in the way of people seeking Gender Recognition.

Conference believes that equality before the law is a key principle that should be at the heart of a society that seeks to treat all equally.

Conference therefore calls on the NEC to campaign on full equality seeking opportunities to raise this via our contacts in Labour Link seeking to make the case for equal marriage and civil partnership laws.