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Still, a surprising number of nonchurchgoers hold a deep-seated but rarely expressed belief in solemnising major life events in the traditional way, before God.
The Church in Wales peers who spoke in the Equal Marriage debate were fervent in their support and urged the Church to move quickly to begin solemnising same sex unions.
Jayalalithaa made the accusation on Monday after solemnising a mass wedding for 63 couples, days ahead of her 63rd birthday.
As far as their marriage rituals are concerned, this community does not mind solemnising the ties either with the formal seven circumambulations around the fire known as 'Saat Pheras' or the Muslilm priest overseeing the Nikah.