Law and religion round-up – 6th September

In which, for a change, the theme of the week seemed to be weddings rather than COVID-19 or Brexit…

Wedding law in England & Wales

On Thursday, the Law Commission of England and Wales launched its consultation on the reform of wedding law. Readers with long memories may recall that the Commission conducted a preliminary study on wedding law, involving research into domestic and comparative law, in 2014 and published Getting Married: A Scoping Paper in December 2015 – but the Government of the day had other priorities.

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”: Continue reading