November 15, 2019 Feature

Religion and Marriage: The Implications for Today’s State Family Codes

Judge Thomas J. Walsh

The recent case of Obergefell v. Hodges has drawn attention to the institution of marriage and how religion fits in with that institution. Many believe the Obergefell decision undermined marriage in the United States and ran contrary to the laws of God, while others feel that the institution of marriage was enhanced and was entirely consistent with God’s love for all. This article examines the connection of religious faith and marriage and how that interaction impacts the practice of family law and the validity of a marriage.

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