Reforming wedding law in England & Wales

The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched its consultation on the reform of wedding law. The consultation paper, Getting Married: A Consultation Paper on Weddings Law, begins from the proposition that “Weddings law in England and Wales is in desperate need of reform”, that most of the current law dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, “when virtually everyone lived, married and died within a single community, and when most people shared the same faith and beliefs”, and that it harks back to a way of life that bears little resemblance to modern life in England and Wales. Continue reading