24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Atheist Group Wants Right to Perform Marriages in Indiana

The Center for Inquiry in a federal court on Monday challenged a state law they say privileges religious institutions in the solemnizing of marriages.

The group strives to offer an ethical alternative to religion based on secular humanism and has trained its members in how to officiate marriages.

“The Center for Inquiry-Indiana has members in Indiana who would like to be married by a person who has completed the secular celebrant program and is therefore authorized by the Center for Inquiry-Indiana to solemnize marriages,” the group said in a legal complaint. “Additionally, non-members have requested that secular celebrants perform their weddings because the non-members do not desire to have religious weddings, but wish to have meaningful secular ceremonies.”

Source: The Raw Story. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

advertisement