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Marriage and civil partnership

Marriage is a union between a man and a woman or between a same-sex couple.

Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'. Civil partners must not be treated less favourably than married couples (except where permitted by the Equality Act).

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination is when you are treated differently at work because you are married or in a civil partnership.

You can find out more information on marriage and civil partnership discrimination on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website here