partners of civil servants and members of parliament are set to gain the same
rights as married couples under a change in the law.
in The Independent claim that unmarried and homosexual couples will be entitled
to a widow’s or widower’s pension in a legal change which will take place
pension rights are said to be designed to demonstrate the acceptability of
relationships between gays, lesbians and unmarried couples and send out a
signal to the wider financial world.
other workers in the public sector including health, education and the military
, will not be given the same rights
despite years of campaigning.