UCC Files Suit in North Carolina Challenging Marriage Law

April 29, 2014

The United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit Monday, April 28, 2014, arguing that a North Carolina marriage law violates the principle of “free exercise of religion.” 

The marriage law was passed by North Carolina voters in 2012.  It limited marriage to a man and a woman, but also made it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a minister to perform a marriage ceremony for a couple that had not obtained a marriage license.

Marriage licenses are not available to same-sex couples in North Carolina.  The United Church of Christ, as a denomination, supports marriage equality.

Read more on the UCC’s I Do web page.

posted by Marg Herder

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