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Humanists in England and Wales call for legal humanist weddings as Scottish Parliament officially recognises humanist ceremonies for marriage provision in law

Thousands of humanists in England and Wales have been calling on the Government to give legal recognition to humanist weddings this Valentine’s Day, while in Scotland the Scottish Parliament has officially recognised Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) as the first non-religious organisation with a permanent right in law to conduct legal marriages under the 1977 Marriage […]

Humanist weddings continue to surge in number, bucking national trend

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has called for legal recognition to be given to humanist weddings across the UK, as new national marriage figures in England and Wales show that marriages overall have declined in number at the same time as non-legal humanist weddings have surged in popularity. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has […]


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Humanist Weddings

Humanist weddings Wouldn’t it be great to start your married life with a ceremony that really means something? To tell your friends and family what your relationship means to you, and why you are choosing to get married? Many of us who aren’t religious are looking for a wedding that is more flexible and personal […]

UK Government excludes humanist marriages in fast track review of marriage venues

The UK Government has announced details of its upcoming review into marriage laws in England and Wales, and announced it intends to fast-track legal recognition of civil marriages taking place in outdoor venues. The fast-track omits legal recognition of humanist marriages – in spite of this being the most popular change the Government could possibly […]

Same-sex marriages

We have long campaigned for a reform of marriage laws – in order to gain legal recognition for both same-sex and humanist marriage ceremonies. Same-sex marriages are legal throughout the UK and crown dependencies, except in Northern Ireland. Humanist celebrants in the UK have performed same-sex wedding ceremonies for decades, ever since the invention of […]

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Humanists UK calls for public support on humanist marriage

Humanists UK is calling for public support to help pave the way for legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales. Following media coverage at the weekend in The Guardian and The Independent on the sharp rise in humanist weddings, Humanists UK is now asking people to write to their MP to urge the […]

Urge your MP to support legal recognition for humanist marriages

Take action to support humanist marriage Urge your MP to support legal recognition for humanist marriages. Please take a minute to urge your MP to support the legal recognition of humanist marriages. After years of inaction from the Government, dating back to the 2013 Marriage Act, we need you and your MP to help bring […]

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Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by over 85,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefiting over a million people every year and our […]

Humanists UK wedding numbers continue to grow, show new figures

Weddings conducted by Humanists UK celebrants in England and Wales grew in 2016 from the previous year, with Humanists UK now conducting more weddings than the Baptists for the first time in history – therefore becoming the fifth biggest provider of faith or belief weddings. According to the latest official figures, the number of weddings […]

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