WALES/ENGLAND – Proposed amendments to same-sex legislation would separate state and religious marriage

Proposals would involve repeal of Marriage Act 1949

Greg Mulholland MP has tabled amendments to the Marriage (Same-sex Couples) Bill which would effect a separation of state and religious marriages.

The Evening Standard notes that the proposals would involve the repeal of the Marriage Act 1949 and of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, removing clauses in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 for the ending of marriages on the grounds of adultery or non-consummation, and banning any religious service during a state marriage overseen by a civil union registrar.

For further details, visit the Evening Standard website.

 

SOURCE: Family Law Week

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