I have recently started a Petition to reform English Marriage Law, as it is no longer ‘Fit For Purpose’.
100,000s have no legal rights in an unregistered religious marriage and this figure is rising yearly.
Religious marriages conducted abroad are legally recognised. Unfortunately, UK religious marriages are not. The result? Chaos, injustice and discrimination:
- Overnight homelessness, destitution
- Lost savings invested in “matrimonial” home
- No Pension or Inheritance rights
- Men, women and children suffer
There are no Cohabitation rights, so these couples are faced with a double handicap as they thought they were married.
My goal and the purpose of this petition is to make it compulsory for every faith to register marriages, not just 3 faiths (Anglicans, Jews and Quakers).
In the 21st century, a fair and equal marriage law needs to cover all faiths.
This Petition is part of the ‘ROM’ Register Our Marriage campaign started by Aina Khan.