After watching all of the Star Wars films too many times to remember, we’re sure you’re aware Jedis can do some pretty cool things. They can deflect laser blasts with pinpoint accuracy, use the force to manipulate their surroundings and even perform mind tricks to probably get free lunch at the Jedi Council cafeteria. But soon, they may also be able to marry a young Padawan man and wife.
A proposed legislation is up for voting in Scotland that will make it possible for a Jedi officiant to say whatever Jedi vows they share, which we’re sure something about fighting the Sith is in there somewhere. The proposed law isn’t without controversy as the Free Church of Scotland is speaking out against the bill, hoping it doesn’t pass as it could potentially spark other movements to officiate weddings.
“There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything — the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society — who knows?” said Free Church spokesperson Rev. Iver Martin to the BBC. “I am not saying that we don’t give place to that kind of personal belief, but when you start making allowances for marriages to be performed within those categories then you are all over the place.”
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