Civil Partnerships Converted to Marriage for FREE
It was announced today that couples who entered into a civil partnership before same-sex marriage became legal in March 2014 will not have to pay to convert their partnership into marriage.
They will have a year from December 10th 2014 to apply.
Once the year is up, they'll then have to pay £45 along with the couples whose civil partnerships have taken place since March. The news was announced today (July 3rd) in Parliament by Culture Secretary Sajid Jarvis.
The news is likely to be welcomed by gay rights campaigners who were highly critical of the Government's failure to put into place a timetable for conversion.
According to the BBC website, draft legislation is being submitted today.
We'll keep you updated on any further details.
In the meantime, you might find some of our other posts helpful:
Civil Partnerships Can be Converted from December 10th
What Will a Marriage Offer that a Civil Partnership Doesn't?
If We Already Have a Civil Partnership Should We Marry?
What is a Civil Partnership?