A new legal definition of religion?

Lorenzo Zucca*

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Britain lives in the age of equal marriage: most forms of discrimination have been removed and the state recognises the union between two persons rather than that between a man and a woman. It is therefore not surprising that religious marriage is finally recognised to be pluralist: the church of scientology, for example, has just been allowed to celebrate valid religious marriages on its premises by the UK Supreme Court in a landmark case of Hodkin v Registrar. The decision is particularly important because it squarely moves away from a Judeo-Christian theistic definition of religion and embrace a much more open test that is broadly in line with religious pluralism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalKing's Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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