Statement on civil partnership conversion

The Government has today announced that couples currently in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriage from 10 December 2014.

The announcement comes after Stonewall’s calls for the Government to give couples a date so they can begin to plan their celebrations with their family and friends.

Commenting on the announcement Stonewall’s Director of Campaigns, Sam Dick said:

‘We’re pleased that the government has finally named the date allowing those in civil partnerships to convert to marriage. We know that thousands of couples will now be able to plan celebrations with their friends and family.

‘We hope that the process being set out by the government is straight forward, inexpensive and allows those couples to finally get the marriage certificate they’ve waited patiently for.’

For further information on converting civil partnerships you can contact Stonewall’s Information Service on 08000 50 20 20 or

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