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Marriage: Humanism

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 67042, tabled on 1 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of legally recognising humanist marriages.

Answered on

4 November 2021

The Law Commission will present options for how the law should be reformed in relation to who can solemnize a marriage, including how marriage by humanist and other non-religious belief organisations could be incorporated into a revised or new scheme. The Government will consider the Commission’s recommendations very carefully.

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