Sikh Community Challenges Marriage Fee

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April 4, 2013

10:34 PM

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.

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