Monday, July 14, 2008
Living Together Campaign
Thanks to Judith Middleton for pointing out Resolution's new 'Living Together' campaign, in association with Lord Lester's Odysseus Trust, aimed at ending "the injustice and financial hardship faced by thousands of cohabiting couples, carers and siblings who live together". As part of the campaign, a Bill will be introduced in the Autumn to give rights to couples who live together. I'm not sure whether the purpose of this is actually to get the Bill passed into law, or simply to 'kick-start' the Government into acting on the Law Commission’s proposals for the introduction of legal protection for cohabitees (see this post). Either way, I fully support it - it's about time the law caught up with society and gave proper legal protection to cohabitees.