Ms Steinfeld, 38, said: “The difference between marriage and civil partnership is that civil partnership is a modern social institution that is, except for this aspect, free of all of this old school patriarchal baggage.
“There is no place for something like this within civil partnerships.
“It stigmatises children based on their parents’ relationship status – and that just seems so anachronistic.”
The problem being that kiddies born before a marriage/civil partnership are regarded as illegitimate – for all he difference that makes these days – and those born after one are not.
At which point Ms Steinfeld might want to ponder on the logical and linguistic connections between legally recognised relationship and legitimate……