The highest UK court may remove the authority of the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth to decide who is a Jew. This decision will have consequences that could also remove the ability of the Church to decide who is or is not a Catholic.
This is not merely an illustration of the growth of secularism but a dangerous precedent where the state takes upon itself questions of religious truth. All religious authority is threatened. This may create a precedent for the government to intervene in matters of morality and force churches to recognize illicit forms of marriage.