United Kingdom[change | change source]
At present the law allows same-sex marriages as well as man/woman marriages, and both religious and civil settings are possible.
England and Wales[change | change source]
Scotland[change | change source]
The Act of 1753 did not apply in Scotland. Marriages were, of course, done in churches. But actually it was enough for a couple to state their commitment in front of witnesses. A registrar would record the marriage. This was a type of common law marriage.