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To: Bronzy

I am not getting this.
I many states you don’t have to be anything.
In Colorado anyone can marry anyone as long as they are 18, and abide by a few requirements, like stating why the couple is there, say their name, the couple agrees to what ever they want then you pronounce them married.
The person performing the ceremony, signs the certificate, along with the couple, turns it in and that’s it.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:44 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
I(n) many states you don’t have to be anything.

Not in Indiana

Under Indiana law, marriages may be solemnized by members of the clergy, judges, mayors, town clerks, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Muslim imams and several other faiths. Center for Inquiry had sued the state with the hope of expanding the law to the nonreligious. - Federal judge rules atheists must become ‘clergy’ to perform marriages
So there the un-religious can only perform marriages by becoming judges, mayors, town clerks.

The CFI wnated a list of 'Secular Celebrants' added, a not unreasonable request.

Dolores's Umbridge solution was that seculars could take advantage of a loophole in the law by spending $5

become a member of the ‘clergy’ by seeking immediate Internet ordination from the Universal Life Church
A farcical ruling that craps on the institutions of marriage, law, and religion.

She should be so overturned on this - First and Fourteemth

3 posted on 12/03/2012 8:42:04 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: svcw
” ... The issue is that a person of faith can have a leader of their world view solemnize that marriage that the nonreligious do not have.”

- Paul Fidalgo, Center for Inquiry

4 posted on 12/03/2012 9:01:55 PM PST by Bronzy
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