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Posts tagged ‘wedding officiant’


Tips on Asking a Friend To Officiate Your Wedding

Tennessee recently debated a measure that would have challenged same-sex unions in the state by creating heterosexual-only marriage.

April 30th, 2019

Are you looking for a unique way to personalize your wedding ceremony? If you and your partner are searching for something truly special, consider asking a close friend or family member to officiate your wedding. Having a friend join your lives together in matrimony can really add a memorable quality to what will already be Read More

ULC Court Cases: South Carolina Attorney General Opinions

ULC ordination legal in South Carolina

November 5th, 2012

Introduction: Legal Precedent Important for Universal Life Church Ministers Laws that govern who are able to perform legally-recognized marriages are highly subjective and difficult to interpret; even government officials within the same county clerk’s office can have many interpretations of the implications of a single law. In situations where laws are hard to interpret, like Read More

ULC Court Cases: State of North Carolina v. Lynch

ULC Court Cases: State of North Carolina v. Lynch

August 9th, 2012

Case Background Summary: The Superior Court of North Carolina convicted James Roberts Lynch of bigamy. He appealed the decision to the Court of Appeals, but the decision stood. Lynch then took his appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The decision was reversed when it was found that his first marriage was solemnized by someone who Read More

ULC Helps Ease Wedding Officiant Rules In Erie County, NY

ULC ministers in Erie County, New York

June 21st, 2012

It is now possible for Universal Life Church Monastery ministers to perform wedding ceremonies in Erie County, NY without registering as a wedding officiant there. This development occurred thanks to efforts taken by the ULC staff to correct a misunderstanding made by the Erie County clerk’s office. The crux of this misunderstanding was centered around Read More