Big change to wedding rules next month will change the way people can get married
The Justice Department has said reforms to religious ceremonies will be implemented in due course. From April, the temporary measures will be made permanent in a ‘welcome boost’ to the wedding sector.
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Outdoor weddings and civil partnerships will be legalized in England and Wales, the Government has announced.
Couples have been able to hold their civil wedding or ceremony outdoors under temporary measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
From April, temporary measures will be implemented permanently at licensed venues in order to “welcome” the wedding sector.
The Justice Department kicked off a consultation with 96% of respondents in favor of making the change permanent, with 93% in favor of extending it to religious weddings, including all faith groups.
Attorney General Tom Pursglove said: “Weddings are one of the most important days in a person’s life and it is true that couples should have more choices in how to celebrate their special occasion.
“These reforms will allow couples to hold more personalized ceremonies and provide a welcome boost to the wedding sector.”
The government will also consider recommendations from a review by the Legislative Council into marriage law, which is expected to be published in July.
The report is looking at how to modernize marriage law, including expanding the locations where people can get married and whether more types of weddings should be legalized.
Research indicates that existing laws do not reflect the diversity of beliefs and beliefs in contemporary society.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/big-change-wedding-rules-next-26473836 Big change to wedding rules next month will change the way people can get married