A proposal to add mothers’ names to marriage certificates has been rejected for excluding gay couples.
The proposal had intended to include mothers’ names on marriage certificates, in a bid to “reflect modern Britain”.
The certificates currently only ask for the name of each spouse’s father. The new proposals are intended to include mothers on equal footing to fathers.
However the Home Office has rejected the plans, saying it could not agree to them as assuming that couples have opposite-sex parents is exclusionary.
So…it’s fine to name only fathers, but it’s impermissible to mention mothers. Well what if the parents are a lesbian couple?
Then you put the father’s name, just as it is now. Everybody … Read the rest