Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
In the UK at least a civil union has exactly the same rights as a marriage but was not called as such as a sop to mad people in Kent who read the Daily Mail.
The LGBT troop at Manchester uni inform me that this isn't quite the case and marriage and civil partnerships are actually treated rather differently by the law.
They regularly chat bollocks though so I dunno if that's true or not. Can anyone definitively clear it up?