Campaign Reply: Legal recognition of humanist marriages - 9 July 2020

Thank you to all those constituents who have written to me with regard to legal recognition of Humanist marriages, and to those who have contacted me regarding wider opportunity for independent celebrants to be included in this process.

I have contacted the Secretary of State for Justice to seek their view on this ongoing review. They may be limited in what information they can provide at this point, however I have passed on all the comments and thoughts shared with me by my constituents for their consideration and trust they will keep in mind the issues that have been raised.

I would also recommend anyone who feels strongly about this issue to contribute to the consultation, once this is open for submission. I believe the public consultation is due to be launched by the law commission in September this year.

I will provide a further update on this matter in due course.

Thanks once again for raising this with me.