October 19, 2012
“Arguments in a court case that will decide the equality of Indiana’s nonreligious in the solemnizing of marriages will be heard Monday at 10 am ET in Indianapolis. In May of this year, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) filed a complaint in US District Court challenging a state law that privileges religi]]><![CDATA[ous institutions in the solemnizing of marriages.
“Indiana code 31-11-6-1 specifies that marriages in the state may be solemnized only by a small number of government officials, or else by clergy or other persons associated with religious organizations.”
“Reba Boyd Wooden, executive director of CFI’s Indiana branch and a Secular Celebrant. “I have high hopes that the court will recognize the right of secular Americans-and all those who would opt not to have a religious wedding-to celebrate their unions in the manner of their choosing, just as any person of faith may do.””