Humanist weddings now outnumber Catholic weddings in Scotland
CWN – August 03, 2012
More weddings in Scotland are now conducted by the Humanist Society than by the Catholic Church, according to newly released government statistics.
Of the 29,135 marriages that took place in 2011, there were 15,092 civil weddings, 5,557 Church of Scotland weddings, 2,486 humanist weddings, 1,729 Catholic weddings, 865 Assembly of God weddings, and 694 Anglican weddings. In addition, there were 554 homosexual civil partnerships registered in 2011.
Scotland began to recognize humanist wedding ceremonies in 2005.
Additional sources for this story: Registrar General’s annual review of demographic trends published (General Register Office for Scotland) www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/press/news2012/rgs-annual-review-published.html