What has the UK got in common with Iran?

The UK is the only sovereign state in the world apart from the Islamic Republic of Iran that award clerics of the established religion votes in their legislatures.

This is both unusual and undemocratic. It is not just some archaic hang over from medieval times but something that is both undemocratic and discriminatory. That is why Humanists UK is campaigning from the removal of the right of Bishops to vote on legislation in the House of Lords.

A recent survey found that 62% of people believed that religious leaders should not have an automatic right to seats in the legislature. You can find out more about this campaign and how to get involved here [link to HUK website]