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High Court rules against sharia-only divorce claim

High Court rules against sharia-only divorce claim

Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40

The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his wife must travel to Pakistan for a divorce.

Muslim women fight to change misogynistic Islamic divorce law in India

Muslim women fight to change misogynistic Islamic divorce law in India

Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:13

Muslim women in India are campaigning to ban 'triple talaq', the legally-recognised way in which a Muslim man can unilaterally divorce his wife, and they have taken their case to India's Supreme Court.

Call for Muslim women to be better informed about legal rights relating to marriage and divorce

Call for Muslim women to be better informed about legal rights relating to marriage and divorce

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:25

A report from the Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK) has called for greater efforts to promote women's legal rights, warning that some Muslim men are using marriage and divorce as a "psychological tool against women".

Sikh Federation UK refuses to condemn “thugs” who forcibly stopped an interfaith marriage

Sikh Federation UK refuses to condemn “thugs” who forcibly stopped an interfaith marriage

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:55

Sikh Federation UK, the "leading" Sikh lobbying organisation, has refused to condemn the actions of a group of men who disrupted an interfaith wedding.

Wedding invitation company cites religious beliefs for refusing services to gay couple

Wedding invitation company cites religious beliefs for refusing services to gay couple

Posted: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:54

The National Secular Society has said that legal action under equality legislation should be taken against a wedding stationer for refusing to serve a gay couple on religious grounds.

LibDem MP wants to separate marriage registration from religion

LibDem MP wants to separate marriage registration from religion

Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:42

A Liberal Democrat MP, Greg Mulholland, has tabled an amendment to the proposed same-sex marriage bill proposing a complete separation of state marriage and religious weddings. Mr Mulholland argues that separating state and religious marriage is the only way to ensure equality and freedom of religion.