Monday, June 12, 2017

Northern Ireland Court Says Humanist Wedding Ceremonies Must Be Recognized

According to Belfast News Letter, on Friday the Belfast, Northern Ireland High Court ruled that Humanist wedding ceremonies must be recognized, and that refusal to do so violates the European Convention on Human Rights.  The ruling came in the high profile planned marriage of football star Eunan O’Kane and model Laura Lacole. Authorities had told them that they would need a separate civil ceremony for legal recognition of their marriage.  The matter may not be finally settled however. Northern Ireland's Attorney General says he plans to appeal the High Court's decision.