Michael Jacobson, a 64-year-old retiree who calls himself a lifelong atheist, tried this year to get a license to perform weddings. Clark County rejected his application because he had no ties to a congregation, as state law requires.
"Many atheists and agnostics have ... deeply held beliefs," Ritter wrote to Parraguirre. "Are not their beliefs entitled to the same respect?" Nevada law, he continued, implies that "the religious are more trustworthy than the non-religious. This is a bigoted assumption."
Clark County (Las Vegas), ChicagoTribune.com 32 Comments
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