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Civil partnerships: ‘We’re making history, baby’

After 30 years of being together, Rob Collingbourne and Ann Bodkin are officially civil partners.

The ceremony at Southwark Register Office was one of the first mixed-sex civil partnerships to be held in London.

The new status for mixed-sex couples allows them to formalise their relationship without getting married.

Introduced for same-sex couples in 2005, civil partnerships offer almost identical rights as marriage, including property, inheritance and tax entitlements.

Video by Jamie Moreland.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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