I have supported this campaign for the past few years and it has made a real difference on the ground. It is led by credible people who are known to the community and I wish it every success.
I am delighted to be supporting ROM because the Catholic church also has to volunteer to register their marriages and we want all faiths to be covered under marriage law equally.
ROM's works are absolutely crucial to safeguarding women of all faith backgrounds from the pain and abuse a non-registered marriage can lead to. We are honoured to be supporting their fantastic efforts to ensure women feel safe, secure and protected by all agencies, when and if they choose to marry.
I am privileged to be supporting such an important campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of registering a marriage, based on the principles of justice, respect and equality; principles that are central to my faith and personal values.
It would be great to have a similar movement in the US as unfortunately, we see a fair amount of Islamic marriages without legalization with the intent to deprive a woman of her rights by law.
I am fully in support of this important initiative to require religious marriages to be registered under the law and offer the same safeguards and protection to all faith communities alike.