Law and religion round-up – 21st July

A week in which “kippergate” took over from “catgate” and there were cryptic messages in Hansard and on the new £50 note…

….none of which has direct relevance to law and religion (apart from supplying potential questions for the Boxing Day Quiz). However, we and our guest contributors have been hard at work to provide plenty of reading material for our readers. And in addition, we have

… Abortion, same-sex marriage and gambling in Northern Ireland

Last week, we reported that the Commons had added two New Clauses to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2017-19, the effect of which would be to oblige the Westminster Government to bring forward legislative proposals to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion law and to make provision for same-sex marriage unless a Northern Ireland Executive is formed before 21 October 2019. Continue reading