by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
The London LGBT group OutRage! on Feb. 1 announced a dual legal challenge to the British bans on same-sex marriage and opposite-sex civil partnerships.
Several gay and straight couples will file a joint application to the European Court of Human Rights, the group said.
“The aim is to secure full equality in civil marriage and civil-partnership law,” said veteran activist Peter Tatchell. “We want both systems open to all couples, gay and straight.”
Civil partnerships and marriage carry the same rights and obligations in the United Kingdom, but under different laws and names.