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Humanist weddings: Landmark High Court challenge to legally recognise marriages


Six couples are taking a landmark challenge to the High Court next week in a bid to get legal recognition for humanist weddings in England and Wales.

Currently, humanist ceremonies are not recognised in law, so couples must also have a civil ceremony.

Lawyers for the six couples say the current law discriminates against them because of their humanist beliefs.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, the law is different and humanist ceremonies are legally recognised.

Humanist weddings are non-religious ceremonies which are conducted by a humanist celebrant.

Currently in England and Wales, non-religious weddings are only legal if they are ...


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