Marriage & Weddings: Nonparticipation of For-Profit Business

For-profit businesses that provide goods or services for marriage ceremonies or wedding celebrations are accommodated by one state. Mississippi provides a safeguard to these businesses in solemnization, recognition, association, or celebration of marriages and weddings that violate personally held religious or moral beliefs of the business or business owner. (For more about data collection within the Marriage & Weddings group, please see the details here.)

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Note on citations:
Where multiple laws are cited, the link is for the first listed. To find subsequent laws -or- in cases where a state's laws are not possible to link to directly, use the citation number to manually navigate to the statute of interest. For more precise information on citations as well as our reasoning behind each score, download the full data set which includes additional research notes.