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Fee for Converting Civil Partnership to Marriage Temporarily Waived

Same sex couples in civil partnerships who wish to convert to marriage will be able to do so without a fee for a year from December. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid laid draft regulations before Parliament confirming that the fee for converting from a civil partnership relationship to a marriage relationship will be waived for a limited one year period.

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Rainbow flag to be flown for first same sex weddings

The rainbow flag will fly above the Cabinet Office and Scotland Office this weekend as the first same sex weddings take place in Britain.

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Gay couple must end civil partnership before they can marry

A gay couple is considering suing the UK Government after being told they cannot get married unless they first dissolve their civil partnership, reports the Guardian.

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Is marriage good for your health?

A number of recent studies have looked into the impact of marital status on a person’s health. The findings from these studies have led researchers to draw a number of interesting conclusions.

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Equal marriage moves a step closer

A Government commitment to open up marriage to same-sex couples has taken an important step forward with the publication of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.

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