Marriage and civil partnership


The marriage & civil partnership protected characteristic applies to any union between a couple of different sex or a couple of the same sex or legally recognised civil partnership between a same sex couple. The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination for marriage & civil partnership in respect of employment.

The University will continue to:

  • Make provision for changes to staff and student records based on certificates of marriage and civil partnership, where practicable

Useful links

Directgov: Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK

Equality & Human Rights Commission: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012/13

Citizens Advice Bureau: What are civil partnerships?