1. Virginia Law On Marriage Officiants Discriminates Against Sikhs

    In In re Dhanoa, (VA Cir. Ct., March 29, 2013), a Virginia trial court held that while Sikh temples do not have clergy, and thus members cannot rely on Va. Code Sec. 20-23 to perform marriage ceremonies, Sikhs do qualify under Va. Code Sec. 20-26 as members of a religious society that does not have ordained ministers.  The court went on to hold that two of the conditions imposed by ...

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