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If you've got 30 seconds and an Internet connection, you can become an ordained minister online. It doesn't even cost money. For that reason, a county ...
If you've got 30 seconds and an Internet connection, you can become an ordained minister online. It doesn't even cost money.
For that reason, a county court judge in Pennsylvania ruled last year that marriges performed by cyber-clergy (© Zach Patton) aren't valid.
Not so fast, says the ACLU, which is now suing the state to validate these marriages. It's not up to the state to say who can and can't perform marriages, they say. That's a violation of the separation of church and state.
Federal courts have repeatedly ruled in favor of churches like the Universal Life Church -- the church in question in the Pennsylvania case -- that ordain people over the Internet. So it's probably a safe bet that these marriages will be valid.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for an officiant for your wedding, let me know. My fees are very competitive.
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