In England & Wales mothers' names are not on marriage certificates.
This is not fair.
This is 2014.
Marriage should not be seen as a business transaction between the father of the bride and the father of the groom.
This seemingly small inequality is part of a much wider pattern of inequality.
Women are routinely silenced and written out of history.
There is space for the name of the father of the bride and the father of the groom and their occupations. On civil partnership certificates there is space for mothers. On Scottish and Northern Irish marriage certificates there are spaces for mothers.
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- Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
- Home Secretary
Mothers' names should be on marriage certificates. Fathers' names are. Please act to get the law changed so that there is a space for mothers' names on marriage certificates.
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