bill-swift - March 31, 2013
Geek couples who've always wanted to tie the knot with a Star Wars-inspired wedding can now have their ceremony done Jedi-style and have it accepted legally, too--provided it's done in Scotland after the bill proposing it is approved, that is.
There's this cult group called the 'Temple of the Jedi Order' and they're pushing to have the government accept the weddings they've officiated between members as official.
A bill under consideration in Scotland would grant those who have literally made "Star Wars" a religion the power to perform marriage ceremonies.
The BBC reports that the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill would apply to other nonreligious groups such as the Flat Earth Society and the Jedi Knights Society, aka Temple of the Jedi Order.
For folks like you and me, this might sound like some sort of joke. So you'd be surprised to know that the Jedi religion is extremely popular in various parts of Europe, with over 175,000 people listed as 'Jedi' in the 2012 census.
Want to have the Force with your coupling? Then maybe you should move to Scotland.