Written evidence from Mr Murtagh [HAB0146]

SUMMARY

 

Couples who choose to cohabit currently have less legal protection in various respects than couples who are married or in a civil partnership. However this is a consequence of the choice made by those couples. Those same legal protections can be enjoyed by such couples choosing instead to marry or enter into a civil partnership. Extending the legal protections of marriage to cohabiting couples will further undermine the institution of marriage .

 

Key Points

 

June 2021

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