I am very glad that this couple has taken this stand to challenge the current UK law which does not allow opposite sex couples the right to a civil partnership. Heterosexual couple begin legal fight after being refused civil partnership | Life and style | guardian.co.uk You may think that this is PCness gone mad, but I see it as the thin end of the wedge in attacking the anachronism of marriage. IMO the institution of marriage is controlling and completely out of touch with the reality of modern lives. It comes with all sorts of rights that are not compatible with people's needs. Pre-nups are not enforceable under UK law, but I imagine that they would be under a civil partnership. When a law or institution is clearly out of touch, you have to ask, in whose interest is it to maintain it. I don't like the conclusion to that question in this case.