Caterers who refuse to work on same-sex weddings face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Chauffeurs, photographers and caterers could have to pay thousands of pounds in damages if they refuse to provide services to a same-sex wedding.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2014

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“With this diode, I thee wed”: Marrying robots and what this tells us about 21st century marriage – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2014 in age of consent, consent, divorce, equality, gender, marriage, news by sally

‘Janet Bettle, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford and Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford examine the nature of marriage and how it may evolve.’

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2014

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Gay couples look forward to getting married on first legal day – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in bills, civil partnerships, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘Historic ceremonies scheduled for 29 March herald new era of equality for gay couples across UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘Words such as “widow” removed from statutes while medieval treason laws and even rules on royal titles amended ahead of gay marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2014

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Couple get married in Britain’s first Scientology wedding – The Independent

Posted February 24th, 2014 in charities, equality, marriage, news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

‘Scientologists Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli won a landmark legal battle to have the Church of Scientology recognised as a “place of meeting for religious worship”.’

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The Independent, 23rd February 2014

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Asaad v Kurter: The latest round in ‘non-marriage’ cases – is the tide turning? – Family Law Week

Posted February 14th, 2014 in conflict of laws, divorce, marriage, news by sally

‘Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examines the court’s approach in determining whether a marriage was a “non-marriage” or a “void” or “valid” in the recent High Court judgment in Asaad v Kurter [2013] EWHC 3852 (Fam).’

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Family Law Week, 12th February 2014

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Gay couple threaten to sue UK government over same-sex marriage – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, equality, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘A gay couple from Barnsley are threatening legal action against the government after discovering they will not be able to marry on 29 March, when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act comes into force, because they are already in a civil partnership.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Geraldine Morris looks at the changes ahead for family law & predicts some new developments – New Law Journal

‘Lawyers may not always think of themselves as business people; family lawyers in particular are often very client focused, looking to achieve the best outcome for parties who are going through what will often be one of the worst periods of their lives. It can be hard, when weighed down with a busy caseload, to peak above the parapet and take time to reflect on how family law is changing. All businesses change over time, some faster than others. Change within the family law justice system has accelerated at an incredible pace in the last few years and 2014 will be no exception.’

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New Law Journal, 22nd January 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in December.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd January 2014

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Judge Sir Paul Coleridge disciplined for stating views on traditional marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior High Court judge has been disciplined for misconduct after speaking out over his support for traditional marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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High Court judge disciplined over marriage comments – BBC News

‘A High Court judge has been disciplined for voicing his views on marriage through national newspapers.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2013

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Regina (Hodkin and another) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2013 in appeals, law reports, marriage, registrars, Supreme Court by sally

Regina (Hodkin and another) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2013] UKSC 77; [2013] WLR (D) 492

‘A building in England and Wales could be registered as “place of meeting for religious worship” under section 2 of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, with the effect that a valid ceremony of marriage could be performed there, whether or not the services held there involved reverence to a diety.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2013

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R (on the application of Hodkin and another) (Appellants) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted December 11th, 2013 in appeals, law reports, marriage, Supreme Court by sally

R (on the application of Hodkin and another) (Appellants) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 77 | UKSC 2013/0030 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th December 2013

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UK set for first Scientology Church wedding after Supreme Court rules it a ‘place of worship’ – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2013 in appeals, marriage, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Scientologist Louisa Hodkin had brought legal action after the registrar general refused to allow her wedding service to be held at the organisation’s London chapel.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2013

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Same-sex weddings to begin in March – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2013 in bills, Church of England, equality, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

‘The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2013

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Supreme Court to rule on whether couple can marry at Scientologist chapel – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2013 in appeals, marriage, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court is expected to rule tomorrow (11 December) on whether a couple can marry at a scientologist chapel.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th December 2013

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Gay discrimination and Christian belief: Analysis of Bull v. Hall in the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving religious belief and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and the first such judgment involving the highest court in the land). We have already provided a summary of the facts and judgment here, and our post on the Court of Appeal ruling can be found here.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th December 2013

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Couples should not have children until they are ready to marry, says High Court judge – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2013 in children, cohabitation, families, judges, marriage, news, statistics, taxation by sally

‘A senior High Court judge has argued that couples should not have children until they are ready to wed.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2013

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Woman with IQ of 49 ‘was targeted for sham marriage’ – The Independent

‘A young woman with learning difficulties was “deliberately targeted” for a sham marriage to bolster a man’s immigration case, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2013

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Islamic “marriage” ceremony at home declared invalid by Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2013 in Court of Protection, immigration, learning difficulties, marriage, news by tracey

‘A Local Authority v SY [2013] EWHC 3485 COP (12 November 2013].
A judge in the Court of Protection has ruled that a man who had “exploited and took advantage” of a young woman for the purpose of seeking to bolster his immigration appeal had engaged in an invalid marriage ceremony.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th November 2013

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