English marriage law discriminates against minorities – celebrants could change that

In an article cross-posted with permission from The ConversationVishal VoraTeaching Fellow in Law at SOAS, University of London, highlights a growing problem… 

Getting married is a major life event. Not only is it a public affirmation of one person’s commitment towards another but it also results in significant life-changing obligations. The marriage ceremony should mean something to both people, as well as being valid and enforceable in law. But at the moment, English law does not allow all citizens to get married in a way that meets their needs. Continue reading

ASA Ruling on Both Lives Matter poster

Complaint on pro-life poster not upheld

On 2 August, the Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) published its ruling on a poster by the pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter following a challenge by fourteen complainants on whether the claim “100,000 People are alive today because of our laws on abortion” was misleading and could be substantiated. Their complaints were not upheld.  Continue reading