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Minister says no to legalising naked wedding ceremonies

Written by Katie Byrne, published 19th jan 2015

Chris Grayling has said he will not back requests from British Naturism for naked weddings

Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something... Nude?

Ministers have refused requests to lift the ban on nude weddings, with Justice Secretary Chris Grayling revealing he had 'absolutely no intention' to allow naked couples to get married.

Last week, it was suggested that the viewpoint might change when ministers began a consultation on staging non-religious marriages, widely seen as a move to give humanist wedding ceremonies a legal status.

Plus, a paper released by the Ministry of Justice confirmed that British Naturism are one of the groups who are keen to see UK wedding laws change.

However, nude marriages are still a no-no, with Mr Grayling firmly stating: "No nude marriage right now as far as I'm concerned". He also added that he had not ordered a review into naked weddings, despite increasing pressure from British Naturism.

Speaking on the Sunday Politics show, he told presenter Andrew Neil: "There's a difference between somebody expressing an interest and it actually happening. At the moment, we are looking at the issue of humanist marriage, but it's something that's being reviewed by the marriage law commission... No nude marriage right now as far as I'm concerned."

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