Flashcards in Marriage Ceremonies Deck (31):
What is marriage seen as to some religions and religious leaders?
It is seen as the basis of society
What religion is the only one the State recognises the legality of in Britain?
What do members of other faiths who get married have to sign for legal recognition?
They have to sign a civil marriage register
What do each religions talk about?
The importance of marriage
Who conducts the ceremony?
A religious leader of a state approved celebrant
What is the definition of marriage?
When a man and a woman are joined together in a union
What role does marriage play?
A central role
Where does the definition of marriage come from?
The Church, it is a church definition
What do many question with regards to the definition of marriage and why?
They question whether the definition will change since the passing of same sex marriages in March 2014
What kind of union is marriage?
A social and legal union
What is the register?
A legally binding document in a Christian place of worship
What was civil partnership replaced with?
Same sex marriage in March 2014 (England and Wales) and February 2014 (Scotland)
How is the marriage ceremony formalised?
It is formalised at a ceremony
What do all principle religions mark the joining of a marriage as?
They have ceremonies to mark the joining of people in marriage
Who was one of the first legal civilised partnerships between?
Elton John and David Furnish
How many civil partnerships were former since 2005?
How many civil partnerships were formed within 11 days in 2006?
What percentage of women and men had civil partnerships in 2005 onwards?
When were civil partnerships made legal?
Do people who go under civil partnerships have the same rights as married couples?
They have the same legal treatments as married couples such as pensions and inheritance
What did some religious traditions choose to do with civil partnerships?
Many religious traditions chose not to recognise civil partnerships
How many civil partnerships were recorded in the first year of being passed?
What do some Muslim's believe when it comes to civil partnerships?
Homosexual action is unnatural and unlawful
What does the establishment of the 'Shakti' offer?
Support and counselling to young Asian homosexuals
What do some Muslim's believe with regards to homosexuality?
It is ignored rather than punished
What is the name of the act?
Civil Partnership Act 2004
What does civil partnership provide?
Next of kin rights to couples
What do some Christians believe when it comes to civil partnerships?
There may be some stable relationships based on love and commitment
What do Christian's believe when it comes to homosexuality?
Believe it goes against the natural order created by God
What does Jesus teach about homosexuality?
Jesus does not say anything specific about homosexual activity