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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