Marriage redefinition doesn’t trump religious freedom for Del. clerks

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM NEWS RELEASE
June 28, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Marriage redefinition doesn’t trump
religious freedom for Del. clerks

Alliance Defending Freedom advises clerks of the peace
about their constitutionally protected religious freedom

 

WASHINGTON — Alliance Defending Freedom is advising Delaware clerks of the peace that they do not have to violate their faith or conscience by solemnizing relationships inconsistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage.

A legal memo issued Friday advises clerks of the peace and their deputies that provisions in state law allow them to authorize a deputy to solemnize a marriage in the case of absence or disability. The memo explains that because the state offers an exemption to clerks in these cases, it also has an obligation to exempt clerks if their conscience prevents them from solemnizing certain relationships.

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http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/8284

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

 

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