Thursday, May 8, 2014

Heraldry in the News!



In a recent (March 29, 2014) ruling, the Kings of Arms at the College of Arms in London have made a ruling about the arms of individuals in same-sex marriages.  According to the College of Arms website, "[t]he ruling aims to replicate as closely as possible the heraldic practice for married couples of different sex."

The same ruling also amends a 1997 ruling regarding the use of the arms of married women, stating that "the use of the mark of difference laid down there for married women will henceforth be optional."

The full ruling issued by the Kings of Arms can be found on the website of the College of Arms at http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:kings-ruling-2014&catid=12:resources&Itemid=216

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