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Make Pagan Handfastings Legal in England and Wales

The Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 made Pagan weddings and handfastings legal in Scotland, allowing Norse, Druids and other Pagans to obtain legally recognised marriage ceremonies in accordance with their faith, but at present Pagans in England and Wales do not have that right.

Other faiths have their marriages recognised by law and there is no good reason - no reason not influenced by bigotry, superstition or a misunderstanding of what Pagan faiths are, why this same right should not be extended to include Pagan faiths.

We request that the government recognise how important it is for people to be able to be joined in matrimony in accordance with their religious beliefs, and give Pagan handfastings and weddng ceremonies legal recognition in England and Wales.

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Created By

Victoria Horsham

Created On

Sunday 29 September 2013

Closing Date

Wednesday 1 October 2014

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