UK: England/Wales: Sikh Temples Consider Dropping Civil Weddings

Written by scott on July 21st, 2013

Big BenAfraid that they might be forced to perform same sex wedding ceremonies, UK Sikh Temples may no longer perform any civil wedding ceremonies. Pink News reports:

The Telegraph reports that advisory group Sikhs in England have written to gurdwaras urging them to halt all marriages, due to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The group advises that gurdwaras should deregister as wedding venues. If they do so, they could still perform wedding ceremonies, but these would have no legal force. Couples would have to attend another ceremony in a registry office or other registered venue in order to have a legally binding marriage.

I thought the law was clear that no religious institutions in the UK would be forced to perform same sex weddings?

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