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Scotland may allow Jedi to perform marriage ceremonies

The Force is strong with the Jedi in Scotland. The Free Church of Scotland is pushing a bill that would grant those who have literally made “Star Wars” a religion the power to perform marriage ceremonies.

The BBC reports that the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill would apply to other nonreligious groups such as the Flat Earth Society and the Jedi Knights Society, aka Temple of the Jedi Order.

And while it may sound like a joke to most, the Jedi religion is quite popular in some parts of Europe. In England, it is the second-most popular “alternative religion,” with more than 175,000 people listing themselves as Jedi in the 2012 nationwide census.

“Our current consultation covers not only the introduction of same-sex marriage but also the detail of important protections in relation to religious bodies and celebrants, freedom of speech and education,” a Scottish government spokeswoman said.

“At the moment, marriage ceremonies by bodies such as humanists have been classed as religious, even though the beliefs of such organizations are nonreligious.”
The move might be seen as a tad ironic, even among “Star Wars” enthusiasts, seeing as the actual Jedi in the “Star Wars” saga are typically not allowed to marry.

4 Responses to “IF This IS the Man You Were Looking For”

  1. JeffS says:

    Is Ebola planning a trip to Scotland sometime in the future…..?

  2. nightfly says:

    I wrote a gag version of the second prequel (hrrrrk ptui) that ended with Obi-Wan reluctantly marrying Anakin and Padme. I never thought I’d see a legislative body make something I wrote into law. All y’all better break out whatever preparations you made for the Mayan thing, because this may actually be The End.

  3. BlackDog says:

    Nightfly, “When legislatures makes laws, their usually jokes; when they make jokes, it becomes law.” Will Rogers.
    That law should be amended to allow anybody dressed as Captain Kirk to perform weddings. Especially if its in a kirk.

  4. Michael Lonie says:

    May the Farce be with them.

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