Plans will allow couples to get married anywhere they want

Ever fancied getting married in the woods, on a clifftop or in a London park? That might become a reality under plans being considered by the government.

A consultation paper has suggested creating a new category of non-religious marriages, giving the possibility of people getting married in any place they choose in the future.

According to the Ministry of Justice document marriage ceremonies could take place “anywhere meaningful to the couple including outdoors”, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Simon Hughes, the justice minister, said: “As we committed to do during the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, we are now consulting on whether the law should be changed to allow non-religious belief organisations to conduct legally valid marriage ceremonies,” he said.

“The government welcomes the views from interested groups and individuals across society.”

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