From December 2005, a partner means:
- A person you are married to
- Have a civil partnership with
- A person you live with as if you were their husband, wife or civil partner.
A civil partner is a formal arrangement that gives same sex partners the same legal status as a married couple. For further information on Civil Partnerships can be found on the Directgov website.
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