One For All

Do law and religion mix?Last week's Law Gazette contained an interesting article highlighting "the difficulty of squaring English and Muslim family law". The article makes some good points, such as that solicitors will be better able to help their clients if they understand the client's religion and culture (although as an atheist I don't think I'll ever understand why intelligent people spend their lives believing in some imaginary sky-god). However, what bothers me here is the increasing recognition of religious systems of law, driven by the ever-increasing pressure to be politically correct. Obviously, there can only be one system of law, and it should be a secular system, especially in a multicultural society such as ours.

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