Q: I see that the Supreme Court has ruled that heterosexual couples can now enter into civil partnerships. This is something my partner and I have always wanted to do. Does this mean that we can now do this? Or is it going to be a long process waiting for this to come into effect?
A: The Civil Partnership Act 2004, which came into force in 2005, enabled same-sex couples to obtain formal recognition of their relationships. It was viewed as a significant step forward for same-sex couples. Read more.