Written evidence from Mrs Ann Weatherill [HAB0205]
I am writing to express my concern re cohabiting couples possibly having the same rights as married couples.
This would undermine marriage, and marriage needs protecting and promoting, not degrading. A public commitment of marriage encourages stability in society and is beneficial for both adults and children.
If cohabiting couples want to provide for their partner in the event of their death, they could marry or they could just make a will or they could enter into a civil partnership.