Humanists back civil partnership change

February 28, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, backing moves to make civil partnerships available to all couples. The proposed bill would see Civil Partnerships opened up to mixed-sex couples as well as same-sex couples.

Commenting on the bill at Parliament yesterday, Chief Executive of Humanist Society Scotland, Fraser Sutherland, said:

We are really pleased to back this bill which will close the gap in civil partnerships and bring equality to the marriage and civil partnership landscape. Over the years we have been contacted by many people who wish to mark their relationship with a legal ceremony, but for varying reasons don’t feel like marriage is their right option. This change will allow more couples the choice that meets their wishes. Humanist Society Scotland celebrants will be ready and delighted to join together mixed-sex couples in a meaningful Humanist Ceremony as soon as legally possible.

Fraser Sutherland, Humanist Society Scotland

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