New polling shows levels of opposition to the Government’s proposed reform well above what many campaigners had expected, and across social and political divides.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
The modern family is changing, and the law should change with it. In any event, the traditional view of marriage has already been overhauled by the Conservatives.
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In the current climate, this controversial announcement seems reasonably unsurprising. The issue is by no means straightforward, however.