Marriage: Humanism

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Scotland and the Republic of Ireland having legal humanist marriages on the case for such recognition in England and Wales.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Government has noted the use of humanist marriages in Scotland and has not carried out a specific assessment. The existing law on how and where people may marry in England and Wales presents different issues from other jurisdictions for the Government to consider.

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