If you’re a regular reader of this space (and we’re guessing you are) you’ll remember that we’re keenly interested in the subject of legal rights of unmarried couples. Particularly in the United Kingdom. So, the latest on that ball game is that British Law Commission is holding their horses. The Justice Minister, Bridget Prentice, has decided to take a wait-and-see approach to a similar plan put into motion Scotland.
The goal is to see how the Scottish law shakes out, what the costs are, and what unexpected flapdoodle pops up. Some family law groups are up in arms about this recent brake-pumping. Claiming that families (albeit unofficial ones) are being hurt by all of the foot-dragging.
Is it possible that the British government feels that this is moving in the opposite direction of their efforts to 'save marriage'? If so, everyone is probably going to have to gird themselves up for a massive fight if they back down totally on this initiative. The lawyers will be up in arms because this is potentially taking business away. The feminists will be upset because this’ll further ‘subjugate women.’ And then Sting’ll get involved because he’s a do-gooder. Sure the United Kingdom is, for the most part, another country but we can’t help but wonder if this is going to affect any law change in the USofA.