Marriage and Civil Partnership Equality

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we are steadfast in our commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all our staff, regardless of marital or civil partnership status. We believe in fairness and equality, ensuring that our policies, procedures, and practices support all staff members equally.

Our Commitment to Marriage and Civil Partnership Equality

  • Equal Treatment: We ensure that there is no differential impact between those who are married and those in civil partnerships. Everyone is treated with equal respect and consideration.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Any benefits available to married employees, such as flexible working arrangements, statutory paternity pay, paternity and adoption leave, health insurance, and survivor pensions, are equally extended to employees in civil partnerships.
  • Inclusive Policies: Our policies are regularly reviewed and updated to maintain fairness and equality, ensuring that all staff members feel valued and supported.

An Inclusive and Supportive Workplace

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we understand the importance of recognising and respecting the diverse relationships of our staff. Our inclusive approach ensures that everyone, regardless of marital or civil partnership status, can thrive in a supportive and equitable workplace. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees feel valued and have access to the same opportunities and benefits.

What we are doing

Important Dates

General Celebration of Marriage and Partnerships

  1. Valentine’s Day - February 14
  2. National Marriage Week (UK) - May 11-17 (dates may vary)
  3. National Couples Day - August 18
  4. World Marriage Day - Second Sunday in February
  5. Civil Partnership Act Anniversary - December 5 (the act came into effect in 2005)
  6. Same-Sex Marriage Act Anniversary - March 29 (the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales took place on this day in 2014)
  7. Family Day - Various dates worldwide (May 15 in some countries, including the UK as International Day of Families)

Resources and Support

To further support our commitment to marriage and civil partnership equality, we provide access to valuable resources and information: