High Court unable to rule on parentage of surrogate baby

January 2, 2018 1 comment

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A man living in London cannot be declared the legal parent of a toddler born to surrogacy, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a former same sex couple whose marriage had broken down. While still together they had commissioned a child from a surrogate mother in the United States. The resulting daughter was…

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Supreme Court backs pensions equality for same sex couple

July 12, 2017 1 comment

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A former cavalry officer in a same sex marriage has secured a landmark pensions ruling from the Supreme Court. After leaving the military, John Walker, now 65, spent his career at chemicals company Innospec, contributing to the firm’s occupational pensions scheme.  He entered a civil partnership in January 2006 and this was later converted into…

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People marrying later reports the ONS

March 14, 2017 2 comments

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People are marrying later than ever before, the Office for National Statistics has reported. In 2014 the average age for men getting married was 37, and for women just under 35 – a distinct increase from the previous year, when the figures were 36.7 for men and 34.6 for women. This continues a largely steady…

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