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Re: [humanism-174] Religious privilege wins again

From: Matt
Sent on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:13 AM

"[Judge Sarah Evans] Barker says CFI is taking two contradictory positions: arguing that the law spelling out who can solemnize a marriage is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, while demanding to be included in that endorsement. She notes CFI has gone to great pains to emphasize it is not a religion.


"'We will not declare that CFI is a religion [only] when it suits the group to be classified as one,' Barker writes."

Is this judge daft? CFI is arguing that religious belief/promtion should not be considered when determining who can soleminize marriage. Remove the religious component and the CFI nonreligious celebrants would qualify. Is it really that hard to understand?
On Monday, December 3, 2012, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> Not sure of the full implications of this ruling- so the State of Indiana does not recognize Humanist celebrants' authority to perform a marriage ceremony?
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