Friday, February 01, 2013

Iceland's Parliament Gives Secular Life Stance Groups Equal Status With Religions

The National Secular Society reports that this week, Iceland's Parliament (Althing) passed a law to allow the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, along with other secular life stance organizations, to register and obtain equal legal status with religions. The new law also provides that babies will no longer be automatically be registered into their mother's religion.  Instead it will be registered into the religion or secular life stance of both parents, but only if both parents have the same religion or life stance.