A high court ruled today that a man and a woman could not enter into a civil partnership. The said couple say this discriminates against them because same sex couples are permitted to have civil partnerships. They say they don't want to get married and should be allowed to have a civil partnership. It could be that I have got some of the terminology wrong because I am not au courant with all the up to the moment stuff. However, what I wonder is, why they are pursuing this. Why does it matter?