Marriage: Humanism

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to legally recognise humanist marriages in England and Wales.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government announced in last year’s Budget that it would to ask the Law Commission to undertake a wider review of marriage ceremonies. We want to make marriage more accessible and meaningful and give couples greater choice in how they can celebrate their commitment. This includes greater flexibility for different faiths and for non-religious belief organisations.

We have been finalising the terms of reference for the review and will announce these shortly.

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