Boris Johnson facilitate small legal wedding ceremonies with few witnesses as promised

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Mo Coker-Dare
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At the height of the pandemic the government rightly put a ban on weddings. We are now in a position where they are easing lock down restrictions as part of Stage 2 except for the ban on legal weddings ceremonies. The government has put the economy before people at every stage, first with herd immunity and now with opening non-essential shops whilst denying people the right to get married with social distancing and only a handful of witnesses. 

Once Italy eased its lockdown it started allowing small ceremonies. Even Northern Ireland is now allowing ceremonies of up to 10 people. Why is it in England we can go to car show rooms and non essential shops like Primark from Monday but we still cannot get legally married even if it's with just 2 witnesses.

Thousands of people have had their big days cancelled, all I ask is the government let those of us that just want to get legally married with 2 witnesses do so. This is possible to do whilst maintaining social distancing just like visiting the shops is. Please sign the petition to put pressure on the government to allow small ceremonies.