Tim Loughton, the Conservative former children’s minister, is backing the couple from within the House of Commons with a private member’s Bill aimed at extending the union.
“The same-sex marriage Bill gave rise to a new inequality that needs to be righted,” he said, predicting greater “family stability” would ensue.
Phoebe (Beau Garrett) is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex.
When Abby hires Delia (Necar Zadegan) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage.
And heterosexual couples are banned, by law, from forming civil partnerships, which Steinfeld calls “discrimination”.It seems like it’s only a matter of time until this happens, but in the meantime, there’s a lot of darkly lit scenes of her drawing pictures while Martin makes cheesy jokes.He’s got a nice voice, but the singing feels like hold music until he reveals whatever evil plan he’s got in mind.He is talking to Mike as he is fixing his pipes for free and Ben tells him that he could do with a plumber on his real-estae project.Renee pumps Mike for information about Ben and he reveals that he helps out old people. He was brought up on the western parts of Sydney and thus developed a ruthless streak. He didn't like it when people gave him things he didn't like cause he's poor.("Making The Connection") Ben moves to Wisteria Lane and attracts the attention of his new neighbors, particularly Renee.So much so that marriage, with its patriarchal baggage, is out of the question, despite that engagement.Instead, the duo want a civil partnership, much like the thousands of same-sex couples who have stuck with the union despite the legalisation of gay marriage two years ago.Julia, on the other hand, is spinning her wheels because she needs bait for Reynard to come back.While the various other plotlines involve a little more concrete problem-solving, Julia is locked into hanging out with Martin indefinitely, at least until she caves and gives up part of her soul to him.