Caroline Criado Perez
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Perez: Put mothers' names on marriage certificates

22 May 2014 Last updated at 11:09 BST

There is a space on marriage certificates in England and Wales for the name of the couple's fathers - but not for their mothers.

Feminist writer Caroline Criado-Perez, due to get married next year, has helped collect signatures for a petition to change the law, to allow mothers' details appear on the legal document.

She claimed the current law meant children of single mothers and lesbian couples were effectively told: "Sorry, your parents do not exist."

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