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Old 23 September 2015, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DrRocket View Post
...Why? Separation of church and state.
But it is not a separation of church and state issue so long as the state allows marriage outside of religion which I think all states do.

*ETA: Even though I am technically an ordained member of a religion, I can perform marriages that are entirely civil in nature. Judges, mayors and county commissioners all can perform ceremonies which are entirely civil. While some states might be much more restrictive as to which 'churches' they recognize, I think a judge or other civil officiant is always an option.
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