Religious Ceremonial Life: Ceremonial Use of Alcohol by Minors

Checkmarks below indicate the states that make exceptions to their minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) laws for religious ceremonies, specifically for the act of furnishing alcohol to minors and consumption of alcohol by minors within that ceremonial setting. (For more about data collection on ceremonial use of alcohol by minors, 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.