Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020
The NSS has welcomed Law Commission proposals for comprehensive reform of England and Wales's wedding laws.
Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020
The High Court has ruled that marriage law in England and Wales gives rise to discrimination on religion and belief grounds.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020
The government has confirmed businesses won't be able to refuse services for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland after NSS lobbying.
Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020
The proportion of marriages which are conducted as religious ceremonies has hit a historic low in England and Wales.
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The NSS has warned that allowing providers of wedding services to opt out of serving same-sex couples would undermine equality law.
A new report says compulsory registration for Islamic marriages is needed to tackle discrimination and abuse. Megan Manson argues broad reform to marriage laws is a better way to ensure fairness and equality...
Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020
A new High Court challenge to get humanist marriages legally recognised in England and Wales gives us an opportunity to consider how to reform our marriage laws for greater simplicity, equality and freedom,...
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020
The government is reportedly planning to allow couples to marry outdoors as we emerge from lockdown. This is a chance to make marriage more equal and free for all permanently, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020
The Church of England and its supporters are opposing plans to make it easier for couples to divorce without assigning blame. Chris Sloggett says parliamentarians should resist their lobbying.
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The C of E's position that sex is only for heterosexual married couples is heartless, discriminatory and out of touch with the country it supposedly serves. Time to cut its ties to the state, says Keith...
Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2020