Interview: Ministers and the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
Does the Court’s ruling affect ministers?
Interview: Ministers and the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
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Following the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling last year on the legality of same-sex marriage, ministers may wonder whether that ruling now requires them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples even if they want to be exempt from performing them.

If ministers choose not to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies, would they be protected by law?

In this clip of an interview by WORLD Radio, attorney Richard Hammar addresses the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and answers why ministers are not likely to be required to perform wedding ceremonies in cases where performing the ceremony would contradict their religious beliefs.

For the full interview with WORLD Radio, click here.

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