10 years of Civil Partnerships

On the 19th of December 2005 the first Civil Partnerships took place.

Since then, nearly 140,000 people have entered into one, while more than 9,000 same-sex couples have since married.

But 10 years on, Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia have not yet been extinguished from society. Many issues remain, for government and society, and also internationally.

The Green Party has always been at the forefront of the LGBTIQ rights movement, and was the first party in the UK to call for marriage equality. We are now proudly pushing forward on trans rights, rights for LGBTIQ refugees and action internationally for LGBTIQ people.