Is it legal for a protestant and a Roman Catholic or Jew to date or marry?
Seriously, I wonder because we all know that Judaism, Christianity, and Protestanism are very similar; protestants followed the Christians. I also wonder because my Christian friend likes a protestant girl. If you can help legalize this thanks alot.
- imacatholic2Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The laws might differ from country to country, but interreligious dating and marriage is legal in most countries.
Also the Catholic Church allows marriage between Catholics and non-Catholics.
The interfaith couple will have to get permission from the bishop
Anyone married in the Catholic Church has to:
+ Take a pre-marriage course
+ Promise to baptize and educate their children in the Catholic Church.
Here is a good article with suggestions on how to help an interchurch marriage succeed: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0...
For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 1633-1637: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt2sect2chpt3a...
With love in Christ.
- 4 years ago
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- The CollectorLv 51 decade ago
Legal??? Yes... At least in America... The big question is will the churches accept it??? For the most part I think they would... The Catholic would have to get married the the Catholic church... But other than that I think the problems would be few...Source(s): Proud Liberal Christian...
- bradhurt2003Lv 61 decade ago
Protestants are Christians. A Protestant is any Christian who is not Catholic.
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- 1 decade ago
They are all Abrahamic religions so its really all the same at the basis.
I don't see why it would be illegal to date someone of ones choice despite the couples religious differences.
Some people may frown upon it ( I don't, I think it's silly to think that way) but I don't think it is illegal.
Peace and Blessings = )
- PhotographerLv 61 decade ago
Where I am from you can marry pretty much anybody, as long you stay within your species....religion has nothing to do with the legality of marriage.
But if you want to marry your St. Bernarnd....that is another matter entirely.
- CoreyLv 71 decade ago
If you live in America, there are no legal restrictions on what religions people are when they get married.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There's something called Separation of Church and State.
- SuzanneLv 41 decade ago
Ummm...I don't think there are any laws against it.....