Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Timothy Renick - Chair
This project considers the ways in which Wiccan marriage and American marriage law interact with each other. The thesis examines certain aspects of the history of 20th-century American marriage law, the concurrent development of contemporary marriage ritual in Wicca, developing problems in this area, and possible solutions. In particular, the project focuses on the recognition of religious groups and their officials as they are authorized by state and federal law to perform marriages and how this process has affected Wiccan ritual.
Carda, Jeanelle Marie, "Wiccan Marriage and American Marriage Law: Interactions" (2008). Religious Studies Theses. Paper 17.