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Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education [2017] EWCA Civ 81

In a tweet: Court of Appeal upholds ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships

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Case note, published: 22/03/2017


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  • The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against an earlier High Court decision refusing an opposite-sex couple judicial review of the Secretary of State‚Äôs decision not - at this stage - to propose any change to the bar on opposite-sex couples entering into a civil partnership. The majority considered it "proportionate, and therefore lawful, for the Secretary of State to have further time to undertake a proper assessment of the best way forward on what is an important matter of social policy, when a number of options, including the extension of civil partnership to different-sex couples, or its phasing out, fall to be considered." Judgment, 21/02/2017, free

Published: 22/03/2017


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