Law and religion round-up – 1st July

A brief roundup of an extraordinary week..

Opposite-sex civil partnership

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan won their case for judicial review of the Government’s continuing refusal to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to allow opposite sex couples to enter into civil partnerships. In R (Steinfeld and Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) [2018] UKSC 32, the five Justices of the Supreme Court unanimously allowed their appeal in a single judgment delivered by Lord Kerr and made a declaration of incompatibility: we noted it here.

Where we go from here, however, is not at all clear. Continue reading