An article in the Daily Mail reports on the plans of The Rev. Colin Coward, the Director of Changing Attitudes UK to enter into a civil partnership with his partner. The civil partnership will then be blessed at Coward's parish church in Wiltshire:
" The couple met at a Christian conference three years ago, and are planning to make their relationship official in a few weeks’ time.
Bobby Ikekhuame Egbele, a fashion designer and model, grew up in Nigeria and runs an online clothes shop. Currently in the UK on a holiday visa, he and his ‘husband-to-be’ are waiting for the green light from the Borders Agency, which has requested details of their relationship and residency.
This is expected to be a formality but the ‘marriage’ cannot go ahead until permission is granted. Mr Egbele, who will then become a British citizen, said yesterday: ‘I’m excited about the wedding and that people are interested in it. "
The article may need to be read carefully as it has a number of problems in its reporting according to a post on Colin Coward's Facebook page.