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Opposite-Sex Civil Partnerships

Thank you for contacting me about the future of civil partnerships.  I welcome the announcement that the law will be changed to allow opposite-sex couples in England and Wales to enter into a civil partnership. This will address the imbalance that allows same-sex couple to choose between a marriage and a civil partnership, but not…

Legal Rights of Assistance Dog Owners

Thank you for your letter regarding the legal rights of assistance dog owners. I share your belief that everyone deserves the right to access services freely and with dignity. That is why I am proud that there are already strict laws against the discrimination of those who rely on guide dogs, giving people with disabilities…

Women’s Pension Age

As a WASPI woman born in 1956 I understand the situation and have sympathy for the position those affected find themselves in. The Government’s position is that it is not now possible to reverse the changes that were made. The cost to the tax payer of reducing the current state pension age is according to…