This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Add gender-neutral name fields to the marriage certificate

This petition proposes that two gender-neutral name fields be added to the marriage certificate, to replace the father-only field. This suggestion is to enable parity, irrespective of gender/sexual orientation.

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In answer to the previous petition that the mother's name be added to the marriage certificate, alongside the father's [], the Home Office decided that it cannot agree to adding the mother's name, as that assumes couples have opposite-gender parents, and the idea is therefore exclusionary. Gender-neutral name fields is the obvious solution to this problem.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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