Reverend Ramsey says he was very disappointed at not being able to solemnize
his first same-sex marriage before the Alabama Supreme Court issued its order, but is optimistic about the prospects of being able to do so soon, given a thumbs-up from the U.
It is a legal issue and it is clear as a matter of what is now settled law in the Fourth Circuit that North Carolina laws prohibiting same sex marriage, refusing to recognize same sex marriages originating elsewhere, and/or threatening to penalize those who would solemnize
such marriages, are unconstitutional," Cogburn wrote in his opinion.
Before SB 1073's approval, the panel added language specifying that no person authorized to solemnize
marriage or civil unions would be required to preside over a marriage or civil union he did not wish to solemnize
Meanwhile, religious institutions could decide what kind of unions to solemnize
The volume concludes with Paolo da Col's essay on the (musical) composer Cristoforo da Feltre (curate of the parish of Pederobba) and his work--he was the only one of the four musicians summoned to Belluno in May 1406 to solemnize
the first mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St.
Sekulow said the prayer is constitutional - and the lower court is wrong - because the prayer was not used to evangelize - but to solemnize
- the occasion.
Smith requested that language in the bill saying that "a clergy or minister may not be required to solemnize
any marriage or provide services" be changed to "a clergy or minister acting in that capacity may not be required to solemnize
any marriage or provide services.
According to media reports, Nikah khawan Mufti Saeed arrived at Khan's Bani Gala residence to solemnize
It is irrational to allow humanists to solemnize
marriages if, and only if, they falsely declare that they are a 'religion,'" ruled the unanimous court.
We encourage the City Council to continue to solemnize
its proceedings with invocations delivered by members of League City's religious community," said Jeff Mateer, Liberty Institute General Counsel.
It also means their right to preach and teach their beliefs related to marriage; the right of religious schools to hire staff who respect their doctrines and practices; the right of justices of the peace and civil marriage commissioners to refuse to solemnize
marriages not in accordance with their beliefs; and the right of churches to maintain their charitable status.
District Court Judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) requiring the Santa Fe Independent School District to allow a student elected volunteer to deliver a message, which could include a "courteous, reverent, solemnizing 'prayer, blessing, invocation, or reference to a deity' as her choice of message to solemnize
the football games this season.
Such references can serve to solemnize
an occasion instead of to invoke divine provenance.
The impetus for this discussion is a General Synod request to the faith, worship and ministry committee to consider the implications of having Anglican clergy cease to solemnize
Observed Walker, "[A]ffording same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain the designation of marriage will not impinge upon the religious freedom of any religious organization, official, or any other person; no religion will be required to change its religious policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize
a marriage in contravention of his or her religious beliefs.