House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
MOTHERS' NAMES AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
EDM #10
Tabled 18 May 2016
2016-17 Session
That this House notes that regulations from 1986 mean that it is still the case that the particulars to be registered for marriage include details of the fathers and not the mothers of the bride and groom; believes that the law should not perpetuate the offensive and outdated message that marriage is a business transaction between fathers; further notes that mothers and fathers are recorded on a civil partnership certificate and believes the same should be the case on a marriage certificate; further believes that change is needed so that mothers are no longer erased from these important historical records; notes that the Prime Minister accepted these arguments and promised to address this inequality over a year and a half ago, but mothers are still discriminated against today; and calls on the Home Secretary to make the necessary legislative update without further delay.

Signatures (40)

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.
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion