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Invalidation of ecclesiastical legal authority

1)Religious ceremonies shall not be recognized by a court of law in the United States of America.
2)No government shall delegate the ability to create legal contracts to any religious group.
3)Congress shall make no law dictating religious ceremonies unless such ceremonies present a "clear and present danger".

fixmarriage , 20.10.2011, 06:14
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DMFairchild, 20.10.2011, 07:49
I'm not sure where you are going with this. Should this be an addendum to the first Amendment?

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Regarding marriage, is marriage a religious ceremony? Or a societal structure? Or a legal entity? Or all of the above?

If it's a religious ceremony then "Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" seems to to state that if your religious beliefs allow two women, or two men to be married Congress should not prohibit it. And the Supreme Court should strike down any laws created to do so.

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