Thursday, December 08, 2016

Freedom (not!)

Humanist weddings have been legal in Scotland now for many years, in fact they are the third most popular style of wedding there. Scotland is one of only six countries in the world that recognise such marriage ceremonies but in the religion soaked upper echelons of English politics the old gits in charge have said "non" to this every time it's come up. Of course none have ever given a decent (fair) reason why not, it's just another example of religious prejudice (with a smile) in action in this country today. People can have a humanist event when they marry (people can have whatever kind of after-party they like) but only in Scotland is the legal part able to be included. In the rest of the UK people have to go separately to a registrar etc. (unlike a Church wedding) which is silly and inconvenient; if anyone has a good reason why this kind of ceremony is not permitted then I'd love to know what it is; for the life of me I can't think what it could be other than "religious leaders don't like the idea", so much for freedom of conscience.. what's good for the goose etc..

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