Barring heterosexual couples from civil partnerships is discriminatory, court told

London couple appeal against law that allows only same-sex couples to participate

Preventing heterosexual couples from entering into civil partnerships is discriminatory and a disproportionate restriction on their right to family life, the supreme court has been told.

Opening legal argument in the test case on the future of such unions, Karon Monaghan QC said many people have well-founded reasons for not wishing to get married.

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