Planning a humanist wedding?
Sadly, Downing Street seems likely to come down against plans that should have given humanist marriages legal status. The Liberal Democrats are in favour of agnostics and atheists being able to have secular outside register offices, including designing their own ceremonies and finding venues that aren’t licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. But Conservative leaders are apparently now rejecting the idea as being a ‘fringe’ issue, despite the fact that around 10% of all Scottish marriages are humanist.
The British Humanist Association said this rumour, if true, would be a “huge shock” to many thousands of couples who have begun planning their wedding on the basis that this new legal status would give their humanist preferences equal status to weddings conducted in other ways, such as Scientology which has only recently been recognised as a religion that can perform legal marriage ceremonies.Read More