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The twin by-elections in Copeland and Stoke, the (potential) fall of provacteur-cum-troll Milo Yiannopoulos, and a halted British court case seeking civil partnerships for straight people are the topics three for this show.
Joining us is academic and author Richard Seymour, whose previous work covers Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Tory’s austerity policy, and The Liberal Defence of Murder.
Image credit – Milo Yiannopoulos by Official Leweb Photos
When the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act passed in 2013 the issue of whether straight people should be allowed to enter into a civil partnership was quietly left to one side.
Given that civil partnerships were brought in by Tony Blair’s government in part to avoid having to call gay marriage “marriage”, it is understandable that many felt straight couples would have no need for the newfangled contract.
Yet this week Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan will dispute the government’s ban on straight civil partnerships in the Royal Courts of Justice, arguing that the discrimination breaches their rights to family life.