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Religion and Marriage Law: The Need for Reform

Russell Sandberg


Marriage law in England and Wales is a historical relic which reflects a bygone age. Successive governments have made a series of progressive but ad hoc reforms, most notably the introduction of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage. However, this has resulted in a legal framework which is complex and controversial, especially in relation to religion. Different rules apply to different religions and some of the legal requirements indirectly discriminate against some religions that do not have a tradition of marriages occurring in a place of worship. This leads to the problem of unregistered ... More

Keywords: Marriage, Law, Religion, Islam, Humanism, Weddings, Reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529212808
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529212808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Sandberg, author
Cardiff University