Marriage: Humanism

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Law Commission review that the Government announced this June is a fundamental review of the law on how and where people can legally marry in England and Wales. The law has been added to over several centuries without any systematic reform.

As part of that review, the Government invited the Law Commission to make recommendations about how marriage by humanist and other non-religious belief organisations could be incorporated into a revised or new scheme for all marriages that is simple, fair and consistent.

The Law Commission has published the terms of reference for the review at

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