Civil partnerships (religious premises): consultation, responses and ministerial statement

On 2 November 2011, the Government published its response to the consultation on ‘Civil Partnerships on religious premises’.

A written ministerial statement by Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone was laid in the House of Commons on 2 November 2011. It says the Government is committed to removing the legal barrier to civil partnerships being registered on the religious premises of those faith groups who choose to allow this to happen. This will be done by implementing section 202 of the Equality Act 2010.

The Government Equalities Office consultation on ‘Civil partnerships on religious premises’ ran from 31 March 2011-23 June 2011.

Click here for Government response to consultation

Click here for ministerial statement

Click here for Equality and Human Rights Commission response to the consultation (June 2011)