In Scotland where it’s legal, humanist weddings outnumber Catholic
Just as humanists are once again prompted by legislative possibilities to push the call for equality in marriage law (both on differential privilege for religious services and for full equality for same-sex couples), along comes an excellent piece of evidence of the demand for humanist ceremonies offering a good, value-laden, non-religious approach.
There were more humanist weddings than Roman Catholic weddings in Scotland last year, according to new figures.
The Registrar General for Scotland’s provisional data on marriages by denomination showed humanist weddings were the third most popular ceremony.
There were 1,706 humanist weddings, between January and September 2010, an increase of 35% on 2009, while Catholic weddings remained static at 1,506.
There were 11,430 civil marriages and 5,013 Church of Scotland weddings.
Humanist weddings were granted legal status in 2005.
The Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) said it expected to see the number of humanist weddings “overtake those of the Church of Scotland in 2015″.
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