Does a civil partnership offer a better choice for rights and protections than a same sex marriage?

Partner Richard Frimston advises on cross-border implications of civil partnerships and explains how the UK would not recognise a same sex marriage made by someone domiciled in a country that did not do so. Simply speaking, a French domiciled person could have a valid civil partnership but not a valid same sex marriage in England & Wales.

This article was first published in the 22 March 2012 edition of The Times.

Is gay marriage a second-class union - The Times 22.03.12.pdf