Notary Bulletin ACLU Suit Could Legalize Notary-Officiated Weddings In Nevada By NNA Staff on May 24, 2011 in Notary News The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing to allow Notaries in Nevada to officiate at weddings. The civil rights organization recently filed a federal lawsuit against the state and Clark County seeking to have the religious affiliation requirement for people solemnizing marriages declared unconstitutional. Currently, state law requires non-government officials presiding over weddings to be affiliated with a religion. ACLU of Nevada officials say that violates the U.S. Constitution. As recently as 2009, the ACLU lobbied to have the law changed to permit Notaries to perform weddings. The lawsuit claims that too few secular, government officials — such as justices of the peace — are available to preside at non-religious ceremonies. Currently Notaries in three states are authorized to officiate at weddings: Maine, Florida and South Carolina. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.