The Cohabitation Rights Bill

Summertime and the livin’ is – not so – easy

19 September 2019

What if you decide that marriage is not for you? What if remaining unmarried suits you best? The way that society has developed has meant that individuals may feel constrained to follow a standard template. Even Parliament has enacted laws, which incentivises its citizens to get married and therefore reap the benefits of being formally joined in matrimonial harmony. Progress remains slow for giving cohabitants’ rights that are on an equal footing to married couples and this issue is not particularly high on Parliament’s agenda. However, as more couples cohabit, there will be a greater need to ensure that they are protected.

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