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Monday 5 December 2005

The day has arrived! Civil Partnerships legal from today!

The Civil Partnerships Act enters into force today, allowing same sex couples to start the process formally which will lead to the first Civil Partnership ceremonies taking place fifteen days from now (the equivalent for a marriage of 'reading the Banns'). I think this is a great day. At long last, same sex partners in committed relationships will be able to do what heterosexual couples have been able to do for a very long time - show a public, legal commitment to each other with all the rights and responsibilities that involves.

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