A woman has been allowed to marry in a Church of Scientology by the supreme court, in a move which saw the judges offer a new legal definition of religion.
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An elderly man who has put up a sign in his window stating that ‘Religions are fairy stories for adults’ has received a warning from Lincolnshire Police. John Richards was told that his sign might contravene the Public Order Act 1986, which dictates that it is an offence to display signs that are threatening, abusive or insulting, and could cause distress. If the police received any complaints, Richards would be asked to take it down. The British Humanist Association (BHA) believes that the action of the police in this case was totally unnecessary, and demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the current law.
Calls are growing on Government to give humanist weddings legal recognition in England and Wales as new findings suggest that humanist ceremonies are more popular than ever before
Hundreds of MPs and Peers have put pressure on the Government to press on with the legalisation of humanist marriage in recent days.
Rowan Atkinson has returned to the frontlines of free speech campaigns, with an attack on a public order offence which limits the public's ability to offend people.