Chris Grayling, British Justice Secretary and Conservative MP, has denied speculation that the government are going to allow naked weddings after UK newspaper the Daily Mail ran the story in January on their website.
Nudist weddings are not expected to be legalised in Britain any time soon under the Conservatives following a strong denial from Cabinet member Chris Grayling on national television show Sunday Politics.
The wedding laws in the UK were dramatically altered in 2013 when same-sex marriage was introduced by the government, with the first weddings of this nature taking place in March 2014. This change suggested that MPs would discuss how other alterations to marriage ceremonies could be made across the UK.
British Naturism have long been campaigning in favour of outdoor nudism, but it seems very unlikely that this issue will be discussed in the lead up to May’s general election. This group want nakedness to be more accepted, but any hopes they may hold will have been dented by Chris Grayling’s answers when interviewed.
He denied any involvement in discussing naked weddings and denied any government plans to introduce it in the near future. Grayling said: “It hasn’t been ordered by me. There’s a difference between someone expressing an interest, and it actually happening. At the moment, we are looking at the issue of Humanist marriage, which has been reviewed. No nude marriage right now as far as I’m concerned.”
A spokesperson for RedRoutemaster, providers of vintage buses for celebrations such as weddings, released a statement following the discussion of naked weddings. They said: “Weddings are supposed to be one of the most joyful events of your life, whether you’re getting married or in attendance. We always try to fulfil our clients' wishes, but it seems they will have to keep their clothes on for the foreseeable future”
RedRoutemaster are a locally owned, family run company who hire out iconic Routemaster buses for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, as well as tours and trips for large groups of people. With a number of fully licensed vehicles – all built in West London by official manufacturers during the 1950s and 1960s – available for hire, they have established themselves as market leaders in the field.
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