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Court Rules Venue Owners Violated Discrimination Laws by Refusing to Host Same-Sex Wedding Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Marriage

Pastors Can Be Subject to Criminal Penalties for Not Complying with Legal Requirements for Valid Marriage under State Law Member access only

Marriage

Indiana's Marriage Solemnization Statute Shows Clergy Preference Member access only

Marriage

Court Rules Marriages Performed in Foreign Country Valid in Maryland Member access only

Marriage

Marriage License Never Returned to County Clerk; Marriage Still Valid Member access only

Marriage

Performing "Religious" Marriage Ceremonies Member access only

Marriage

Spousal Support Payments Member access only

Marriage

Potential Problems with "Religious" Marriages Member access only

Marriage

Legal Marriage Requirements Member access only

Marriage

Will Ministers Be Forced to Perform Same-Sex Marriages? Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Marriage

Minister Sanctioned for Failure to Follow State Marriage Requirements Member access only

Marriage

Restraining Orders

Marriage

Can a court force a mother to take her son to church? Member access only

Marriage

Child Custody and Religious Beliefs Member access only

Marriage

Religion and Child Custody Member access only

Marriage

Marriage and Divorce Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Marriage

Abortion Member access only

Marriage

Freedom of Religion Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Marriage