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Religion and marriage law: the need for reform

Sandberg, Russell 2021. Religion and marriage law: the need for reform. Bristol University Press.

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Abstract

Marriage law in England and Wales is a historical relic which reflects a bygone age. Successive governments have made a series of progressive but ad hoc reforms, most notably the introduction of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage. However, this has resulted in a legal framework which is complex and controversial, especially in relation to religion. This book provides the first accessible guide to how contemporary marriage law interacts with religion and identifies pressure points in relation to non-religious organisations and unregistered religious marriages. It reveals the need for the consolidation, modernisation and reform of marriage law and sets out proposals for how the transformation of these laws can be achieved.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 9781529212808
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 16:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/138660

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