Welcome to 2006 from all of us at ZiefBrief! To start your year out right here are a few useful references about the recent change in Civil Partnership law in the United Kingdom.
First, a new print publication recently added to the collection here at the Zief. Titled Civil Partnership - the New Law, it guides you through the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 with reference to statutory and case law as well as relevant portions of the European Convention of Human Rights jurisprudence. While primarily aimed at practicing solicitors and barristers it does contain a wealth of the sort of background information on the Act that we US researchers would define as legislative history.
And for those of you who can't (or won't) deal with something so 20th century as a book, there is a good web resource at the British Directgov website. Titled Rights and Responsibilites the target audience is the general public but there are a wealth of links to government agencies and FAQ's of interest to academic and legal researchers.
Thanks to the Librarian's Internet Index for the tip on the web resource.