Marriage: Humanism

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Burt of Solihull Baroness Burt of Solihull Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend legal recognition to humanist marriages.

Photo of Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government announced in June 2019 that the Law Commission will conduct a fundamental review of the law on how and where people can legally marry in England and Wales. 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 Government will decide on provision on the basis of the Law Commission's recommendations.

The Law Commission has now published a consultation paper as part of its review and will welcome responses from all.

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