Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Minister Sues Michigan For Right To Perform Same-Sex and Polygamous Marriages

In Michigan, a Detroit minister filed a federal court lawsuit on Monday against the state's governor and attorney general alleging that the state is violating his religious freedom by barring him from performing same-sex and polygamous marriages.  According to the Detroit News, in the suit plaintiff Rev. Neil Patrick Carrick alleges that he has declined requests to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies because under Michigan law it is a crime punishable by up to a $500 fine to knowingly do so.