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Synonyms for solemnization

the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

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The 19 pieces on this disc are a selection of works which may well have been performed on the campaign; "for celebration, invocation and solemnization" as the informative booklet note tells us.
Johnson has released a set of guidelines for how parishes can become eligible for authorization, and how same-sex couples in parishes that have not received authorization can pursue solemnization of their marriages.
Marion Circuit Court Clerk f In Center for Inquiry, the Center, along with its leader and "certified secular celebrant," (52) Reba Boyd Wooden, brought suit under section 1983 (53) to enjoin the enforcement of an Indiana law that prohibits the solemnization of a marriage by an individual not on a list of exceptions.
At least two witnesses should be present at the time of solemnization and registration of marriage
Quite to the contrary, solemnization of the union by a clergyman was a requirement for a legal marriage.
As of April, bills addressing marriage solemnization and religious exemptions had been introduced in at least 10 states.
"Consent-based" marriage "primarily defines marriage as the solemnization of mutual commitment--marked by strong emotional attachment and sexual attraction--between two persons." Id.
While Ishaq's challenge made an argument in terms of the Charter right to religious freedom, Boswell's decision was based solely on a technical matter: inconsistency between the ministerial directive and a regulation under the Citizenship Act requiring citizenship judges to "administer the oath of citizenship with dignity and solemnity, allowing the greatest possible freedom in the religious solemnization or the solemn affirmation thereof." (1)
Anderson then takes us through the horror stories of those whose businesses have been threatened or lost because of their conscientious objection to participating in the solemnization of same-sex "marriage." As he points out in a separate chapter, this is an offense against religious freedom.
In the Ishaq case, the Federal Court held that the policy requiring the removal of the niqab in citizenship ceremonies was inconsistent with the duty given to citizenship judges in the legislation to allow the greatest possible freedom in the religious solemnization or the solemn affirmation of the oath of citizenship.
(31.) One objection to this suggestion is that the dual requirement requires couples to think seriously about the commitment, given the built-in waiting periods (which vary from state to state) between obtaining a license and going through a solemnization. But that "problem" (which probably isn't one in the first place) could be solved by having the second step done through the clerk's office or by some other public official (such as a Justice of the Peace), or by instituting a rule that the license only becomes effective after a certain number of days; until then, either member of the couple can simply revoke consent.
According to Section 4 of the SMA, the conditions relating to solemnization of special marriage include capacity to give valid consent, parties not to be within the degrees of prohibited relationship, the male must complete the age of 21 years and the female 18 among others.
The study grounds itself in a careful consideration of "The Form for the Solemnization of Matrimony" in the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer--the official Prayer Book in the Church of England and the basis upon which many of the other Prayer Books throughout the Communion were formulated.
Another proposal would protect religious leaders from being forced "to solemnize any marriage or provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation or celebration of any marriage if the action would cause the organization or individual to violate a sincerely held religious belief."