Justice Secretary: We’re not introducing nude weddings

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has shot down reports that the government is to allow nudist weddings.

The government recently concluded a review on the issue of humanist weddings, which are already legal in Scotland, and would allow secular groups to perform weddings.

Despite the change being ruled out by the Conservatives, the Daily Mail carried a story earlier this week which claimed: “Couples may be allowed to get married naked in naturist weddings under a rethink of marriage law ordered by ministers.”

Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling was asked about the story on the Sunday Politics show – and shot down the claims.

When asked if the government would allow naked weddings, the Tory politician told Andrew Neil: “Not as far as I’m aware, and I’ve certainly no intention of doing so.”

He added: “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.”

Mr Grayling was named ‘bigot of the year’ by Stonewall in 2010,  after saying that bed and breakfasts should have the right to bar gay couples.

However, the right-wing politician eventually voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in 2013, and has become a supporter of gay rights.