July 14, 2014
Humanists win right to solemnize their own weddings in Indiana
RNS photo courtesy Reba Boyd Wooden
Reba Boyd Wooden, a humanist and a certified “secular celebrant,” was a plaintiff in a legal case seeking freedom for humanists to officiate at weddings in Indiana.
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(RNS) “It is irrational to allow humanists to solemnize marriages if, and only if, they falsely declare that they are a ‘religion,’” Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote for a federal appeals court.