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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, and were most recently legalised in Northern Ireland. Humanist celebrants in the UK have performed same-sex wedding ceremonies for decades, ever […]

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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 […]

Celebrant Conference 2019

Celebrant Conference 2019 is an opportunity for our 400-strong network of Humanist Ceremonies celebrants to come together; to learn from each other, and to strengthen the bonds of our community. It takes place on 2–3 November, at Conference Aston. Tickets [SOLD OUT] Day tickets Please note that Celebrant Conference 2019 is now sold out. Saturday […]

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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 […]

Humanists celebrate first legal humanist marriage in Jersey

Humanists have celebrated Jersey’s first legal humanist marriage which took place on the island today, just over a year after Jersey passed a law to give legal recognition of humanist marriages. The first legal marriage on the island follows on from a four-year campaign by Humanists UK and its member, States of Jersey Deputy Louise […]

Funeral settings should be more inclusive of all religions and beliefs, says Government

Humanists UK has welcomed a new Government report which recommends that funeral settings such as crematoria be suitable for all members of the community including those without religious beliefs. In its response to the Crematoria Provision and Facilities Review, the Government recommended that crematoria in England should be equipped to provide both religious and non-religious […]

Humanist marriages least likely to end in divorce, official statistics reveal

Couples married in a humanist ceremony are almost four times less likely to divorce compared with all other types of marriages, according to new official statistics on marriage and divorce data in Scotland released today. The data comes as a new poll, also released today, shows clear majority support and growing demand for legal recognition […]

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