Mothers of brides and grooms in England and Wales will now 1) be added to marriage certificates for the first time.
Until now, the document only included the names of the fathers of the couple, but a change to the Marriage Act means both parents will be included.
2) The Home Office said the move would "3) correct a historic anomaly".
Marriages will also be recorded electronically, rather than written in 4) a registry book , as part of the biggest changes to the system since 1837.
The government said the creation of 5) a single electronic register, which goes live on Tuesday, would speed up the process and remove the need for any details to 6) be extracted from hard copies.
Marriages were previously recorded by the couple signing a register book - there are around 84,000 held at register offices, in churches and chapels, and at registered religious 7) premises.
The changes to the Marriage Act were made 8) in consultation with the Church of England. The 9) Reverend Dr Malcolm Brown, director of mission and public affairs for the Church of England, said he believed the new regulations would become 10) second nature very quickly.
"Changing practices that go back many years is never straightforward, but we believe the new system changes as little as possible in terms of the couple's experience of their church wedding," he added.
11) MPs from all parties have spent several years attempting to bring about a change in the law to allow both parents to have their names and occupations recorded.
The move 12) brings England and Wales into line with the rest of the UK.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, couples are already asked to give the names of both parents on marriage documentation. The same applies for those entering 13) a civil partnership.
By Katie Wright
Source: BBC News
1) be added to: ~에 추가되다
2) The Home Office: known (especially in official papers and when referred to in Parliament) as the Home Department, is a ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order.
3) correct a historic anomaly: 역사적 이례를 바로잡다
4) a registry book: 등기부
5) a single electronic register: 단일 전자 기록부
6) be extracted from: ~에서 추출되다
7) premises: 부지, 구역 내
8) in consultation with: ~와 협의하여
9) Reverend: 목사
10) second nature: 제 2의 성
11) MPs: A representative of the people who live in their constituency. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title.
12) bring ~ into line with: ~을 일치시키다, 동화시키다, 동조시키다
13) a civil partnership: legal relationship entered into by a couple which is registered and provides them with similar legal rights to married couples
(Civil partnerships were introduced in 2005 to provide legal recognition and protection for same sex couples. Since then the law has further developed to enable marriages between same sex couples too. This created the unusual situation whereby same sex couples had the choice of marriage or civil partnership, but opposite sex couples were restricted to marriage only.
Since 31 December 2019 couples of the opposite sex have been able to enter into a civil partnership. Following this momentous change, both opposite and same sex couples in England and Wales can now choose between a civil partnership and marriage when they formalise their relationship. This is a welcome development that legally recognizes the multiple ways in which people choose to live their lives in today’s society.)
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