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It’s Mrs and Mrs to you, Sir

WHEN WILL COMPANIES GET THEIR HEADS ROUND SAME-SEX COUPLES, ASKS LAURA MITCHELLGHAFOOR

When my wife and I had a civil partnership last June and we changed our names and became Mrs and Mrs, I thought the constant correction of assumptions that we both find so irritating would be a thing of the past. Like when we’re in a romantic candlelit restaurant and the waiter asks, “Are you paying separately?”, not reading the occasional hand-touching correctly. No love, we’re not because we’re married. Or when we’re car-shopping and the salesperson asks who is buying the car. We’ll both be using it we explain, before being met with a perplexed, “Like a car share?”

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Our June issue kicks off the countdown to OITNB S4 Also in this issue: Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson on coming out as bisexual OITNB: Things get a whole lot darker in Litchfield in S4 Selling sexuality: DIVA challenges ad agencies to create ads for us Nequela Whittaker spills on her life as a former gang girl Susan Calman wants you to stop telling her to "Cheer up, love" Are sex toys & apps making us less intimate? Why local Pride events are life-changing EU Referendum: which way will you vote on 23 June? Is Scotland the best place to be LGBT? Jack Monroe on ghosting Eleanor Margolis wonders who would make the best date in Litchfield Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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