Written Question on Marriage: Humanism

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Date Title Questioner
27 Jun 2019, 5:16 p.m. Marriage: Humanism Ruth Jones


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on humanist marriages.

Answer (Paul Maynard)

The Government announced in last year’s Budget that it would 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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