(The Baltimore Sun) - The U.S. Naval Academy turned down a recent graduate's request to hold a "humanist" wedding in the main campus chapel because it was not a Christian ceremony, a move the American Humanist Association is calling unconstitutional.
Ensign Sean A. Cruz, a 2012 Naval Academy graduate, applied to hold his wedding in the historic chapel next year. A humanist celebrant, similar to a Christian minister, was set to officiate. Humanism is defined by its followers as a secular worldview that encourages ethical practices and contributions toward the greater good.