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Civil commitment

08 March 2013


From Gail Elkington

Sir, - I was disappointed to read the view that civil partnerships do not involve solemn commitment (Angela Tilby, Comment, 22 February). My partner and I contracted a civil partnership in April 2006 to formalise our (now) 13-year relationship. As committed Christians, we would have preferred to have a ceremony in church.

Nevertheless, a civil partnership was (and remains) our only legal option. The commitment that we made that day was every bit as solemn as a church wedding. In the end, we believe that, because God is omnipresent, he was at our ceremony in any case.

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London N22 5EE

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