Sikh Community Challenges Marriage Fee
Written by Benming Zhang|
April 4, 2013
Four Sikh men successfully challenged a Virginia law requiring them to pay $500 to perform marriage ceremonies. According to The Washington Post, the Sikh men claimed the current law exempting ordained ministers from posting a $500 bond to perform weddings discriminated against them because their faith does not have any ordained ministers. The judge sided with the Sikh men, ruling the requirement to post a bond as an unconstitutional infringement of the freedom of religion.
Read more at: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/04/virginia-marriage-law-unfair-to-sikhs-judge-rules-86940.html