Friday, December 18, 2015

Britain's Law Commission Studies Possible Reform of Marriage Laws

Yesterday Britain's Law Commission published a 97-page background paper that lays the groundwork for possible reform of the country's marriage laws.  The publication, Getting Married: A Scoping Paper, highlighted two key policy areas that need examination in any reform: (1) whether non-religious organizations or independent celebrants should be able to conduct marriage ceremonies; and (2) how far the rules for entering civil partnerships should mirror the rules for marriage. Law & Religion UK has more on the Law Commission's report.