Law and religion round-up – 5th March

The week after which 16- and 17-year-olds could no longer take advantage of the reduced marriage costs

The Home Secretary on freedom of religion or belief

Last week, there was a report of an incident at a school in Wakefield in which a copy of the Quran had been slightly damaged. According to the BBC, four pupils were suspended as a result, and one of them, who is autistic, allegedly received death threats.

On Saturday, the Home Secretary wrote a comment piece in The Times, We do not have blasphemy laws in Great Britain, in which she mounted a stout defence of pluralism:

“We do not have blasphemy laws in Great Britain, and must not be complicit in the attempts to impose them on this country. Continue reading