HL Deb 29 June 1837 vol 38 cc1680-1

The Lord Chancellor moved the Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the Marriages and Registration act amendment Bill.

The Earl of Shrewsbury moved a clause providing that every Roman Catholic chapel licenced and used as a Roman Catholic chapel he taken to be a separate building. The noble Earl in proposing to insert words to the above effect, said, that there appeared to him no objection to making a specific exception in favour of Roman Catholics. Quakers and other Dissenters were especially named, and he saw no reason why Roman Catholics might not he named also; at all events they ought to be left in as good a position as they were before, for, otherwise, marriage would be reduced to a civil contract.

Motion agreed to. Bill passed.

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