UK's Cameron Against Civil Partnerships–For Straight People

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In what seems like a bizarro world headline, David Cameron appears to be against civil partnerships for straight people, despite strongly supporting same-sex marriage last year.

UK’s prime minister could veto civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales, but why would he do such a thing? Apparently because he thinks it might damage “the sanctity of marriage.” This is just getting weirder, given that England and Wales allowed same-sex marriage, which Cameron had expressed his support for rather vocally.

When that bill originally went up, there was an amendment to allow domestic partnerships to be extended, but it was removed instead. The Sunday Times reports that Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats want to follow countries like New Zealand in opening up domestic partnerships to heterosexual couples, which could bring instability to the Government.

Is this actually happening? Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

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