House of Commons
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HUMANIST MARRIAGES
EDM #590
Tabled 02 December 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House supports humanists and their right to a legal marriage ceremony which reflects their beliefs and is performed by someone who shares them; urges the Government to lay down regulations for legislation of humanist marriage in a timely manner; notes that this would be a modest reform in line with existing marriage laws for Jews and Quakers and not a fundamental change; recalls the Government's pledge to support strong and stable families and its support for the institution of marriage; believes humanist marriage would greatly strengthen families in England and Wales by allowing couples to start their lives together in a deeply meaningful and personal ceremony; further notes the experience of humanist marriage in Scotland where its introduction led to a net increase in marriage in the context of a general decline; and encourages the Government to support humanists' rights to have independent legal wedding ceremonies outside registry offices like those allowed for persons of religious belief.

Signatures (64)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
15 December 2014
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
08 December 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
10 December 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
17 December 2014
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
04 December 2014
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
06 January 2015
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
10 December 2014
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
15 December 2014
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2014
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
08 December 2014
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2014
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
04 December 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
04 December 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
09 December 2014
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
10 December 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
08 December 2014
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2014
Cryer, John
Labour
17 December 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
04 December 2014
Davies, Geraint
Labour
18 December 2014
Dobson, Frank
Labour
15 December 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
15 December 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 December 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
08 December 2014
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
11 December 2014
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
04 December 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
15 December 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
17 December 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
05 December 2014
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2014
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2014
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
06 January 2015
Heyes, David
Labour
04 December 2014
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2014
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2015
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
11 December 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
08 December 2014
Miller, Andrew
Labour
05 December 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
08 December 2014
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2014
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
04 December 2014
Ruane, Chris
Labour
11 December 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
15 December 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
08 December 2014
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
10 December 2014
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
05 December 2014
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2014
Williamson, Chris
Labour
10 December 2014
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
15 December 2014
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
09 December 2014
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion