Oklahoma is banning atheists from getting married


‚Marriage was not instituted by government. It was instituted by God.’Image: The Independent
It’s been a good month for completely absurd law changes. Last week, Ireland quite suddenly legalised ecstasy and ketamine, and this week Oklahoma has seen fit to restrict marriage to people of faith.


By Christopher Hooton|THE INDEPENDENT

A bill that would restrict the right to marry to people of faith and require all marriage licenses to be approved by a member of clergy was approved by the Oklahoma state House on Tuuesday.

House Bill 1125, which would effectively ban all secular marriages in the state, was passed by a Republican majority and will now go to the state Senate for consideration.

„Marriage was not instituted by government. It was instituted by God. There is no reason for Oklahoma or any state to be involved in marriage,“ said one of the bill’s Republican supporters Rep. Dennis Johnson, though marriage is a legal contract.

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