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dc.contributor.authorAhdar, Rex
dc.date.available2018-11-29T03:12:06Z
dc.date.copyright2014-08-13
dc.identifier.citationEcclesiastical Law Journal / Volume 16 / Issue 03 / September 2014, pp 283 - 305 DOI: 10.1017/S0956618X14000507, Published online: 13 August 2014en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8618
dc.description.abstractSame-sex marriage is legal or likely to be legalized in many Western nations. One important safeguard invariably incorporated in the legislation providing for same-sex marriage has been an exemption for religious ministers who object to solemnizing such marriages. Another category of potential objectors consists of marriage registrars, commissioners or celebrants employed or appointed by the state. By contrast, an accommodation grounded in the right of religious freedom and conscience for these governmental celebrants has not been granted. This article examines the introduction of same-sex marriage in three jurisdictions – England and Wales, New Zealand and Canada. It analyses the precise ambit of the exemption for religious celebrants, considers the vulnerability of such exemptions to future legal challenge and questions the validity of denying free exercise accommodation to state-appointed celebrants.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofEcclesiastical Law Journalen_NZ
dc.subjectsame-sex marriageen_NZ
dc.subjectconscientious objectionen_NZ
dc.subjectreligious freedomen_NZ
dc.subjectclergyen_NZ
dc.titleSolemnisation of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedomen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-11-28T20:00:51Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.issue3en_NZ
otago.relation.volume16en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0956618X14000507en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage305en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage283en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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