Definition of 'civil partnership'
Example sentences containing 'civil partnership'
Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2010)
One benefit of marriage and civil partnership is to exempt couples from inheritance tax when a partner dies.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2015) The Sun (2014)
The defence is only available to women and not to men or those in civil partnerships or long-term relationships.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Civil partnerships are not marriage.The Sun (2006)
Under the present law, civil marriages and civil partnerships cannot take place in any building with a recent or continuing religious connection.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The Church of England has lobbied the government to maintain the distinction between marriage and civil partnership.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Anyone in a lasting relationship could perhaps consider marriage or a civil partnership: no tax on what is passed to a surviving spouse or civil partner.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I am having a civil partnership next year and wanted to change the official documents to be in the name of Spike.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Marriage or civil partnership?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The Presbyterian Church is expected to bow to the legal situation of civil partnerships and give its blessing to civil partnership ceremonies.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Hours before she was killed on Tuesday, she was talking excitedly to colleagues about their plans for a civil partnership this year.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It was significant that the House of Lords was able to reduce the issue of civil partnerships to specific legal questions of the range of freedom.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We won't go through the whole thing again if the law changes, though we would probably apply to change the civil partnership to marriage.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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