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  1. MPs from all major parties will debate an amendment to the Queen’s speech requesting that the UK Government considers passing legislation to allow women normally resident in Northern Ireland to have access to free abortion services within England. Humanists UK, which has organised a petition of the Prime Minister on the matter, welcomes the tabling […]
  2. The first ever legal humanist wedding ceremony took place in Northern Ireland yesterday afternoon. After a lengthy legal battle to secure recognition, Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane wed in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family and conducted by Humanists UK celebrant Isabel Russo. On Monday, Laura and Eunan won the right to have […]
  3. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government is exploring whether to remove financial barriers within NHS Scotland imposed upon women normally resident in Northern Ireland who cross the Irish Sea to access safe and legal abortion. She first announced that this policy would be considered in November 2016, depending upon the […]
  4. Humanists Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane have been granted legal authority by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland to have their Humanists UK-accredited humanist celebrant be authorised to conduct a legal marriage ceremony. The decision follows a hearing at the court today on an appeal by Northern Ireland’s Attorney General, General Register Office, and […]
  5. Humanists UK has learned with great sadness of the death of its patron of many years, the distinguished human rights lawyer Lord (Joel) Joffee CBE. His death comes as a profound loss to the humanist movement, and Joel will be remembered for his lifetime of good works and his support for a range of humanist […]