Humanist weddings and the Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill

On 9 January, Baroness Meacher introduced the Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill in the House of Lords. In short, the Bill, if enacted, would amend the Marriage Act 1949 by inserting a new section 47A as follows—

47A Marriages according to the usages of authorised belief organisations

(1)  An authorised belief organisation may solemnise marriages according to its usages provided that no religious service may be used at such marriages. Continue reading