Policies and the family

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  • The Ways in Which Government Policies and/or Laws Affect the Nature and Extent of Family Diversity
    • Divorce Reform Act (1969) - Made divorce easier as simply had to prove the irretrievable break down of the marriage rather than infidelity
    • Civil Partnership Act (2004) - The Government recognised gay and lesbian partnerships
      • Marriage Of Same Sex Couples Act (2013) - Allows equality for same sex couples in society as they are legally allowed to marry
    • Benefits Cap - Has the greatest impact on larger families
    • Adoption - Made by David Cameron to speed up the adoption process and also makes it easier for same sex couples to adopt and act as a normal family


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