To all my fellow long suffering members,
How many years now have we had Civil Partnership as a legally recognised entity? It is a least 4 and more like 5 years yet there is still problems in some of the largest organisations (I mean the NHS) There are spaces for 6 forms of relationship and 16 groups of ethnicity. But there is no Civil Partnership!! I do not expect them to change the forms every 5 minutes, as a businessman I know the cost, but after 4-5years they must have had a reprint and reordered.
Also if collation of this information is so important, then they should do it properly otherwise it is a pointless exercise. There is a saving there oooh if only I could run the NHS!!
I know to some it may seem silly, but for me it is important! It is accurate, it is recognition and it is sensitivity to me and who I am! I am not Single (which is what they normally enter into the Computer) and I am not Married, neither the Church (God forgive them) or the State will recognise as this. I am Civil Partnered and proud of my Partner and our legal status!