The Government wants to amend the definition of marriage so that it no longer means the union of a man and a woman.  That may or may not be a good idea, but I can’t help thinking that a more urgent priority would have been to extend some sort of financial protection to cohabitants when they stop living together.  

It’s a glaring gap in the law and can lead to serious injustice – see this post – and the same government that refused to do anything about it only 18 months ago is now proposing to bring in a change in the law for which, unlike for the reform of the law on cohabitation, there didn’t seen to be much demand.