The following are some resources for Wiccan practitioners to use in determining
whether portions of their practice are in compliance with the laws of the area in which
they reside and work, as well as some information on dealing with issues of religous
harrassment. These are by no means a substitute for personal investigation into the legal
complexities of your area, nor are they meant to constitute a practice of the law. Please
use them as informational pieces only and do your homework or consult a lawyer if you are
faced with a legal question of your own.
The Age of Majority
Marriage Laws of the Various States
Dealing With Religious Harrassment in the Workplace
Guide To Dealing With Police Harrassment
Military Chaplain's Handbook on Wicca
Dettmer vs Landon - Fourth Circuit Court
decision that recognized Wicca as a valid spiritual path under the meaning of the law
Brown vs Board of Education -Ninth Circuit Court
case that said the teaching of Witchcraft as a historic or cultural topic in the public
schools is not a violation of the First Amendment.
Fleishpresser vs School District 200 - Seventh
District Court case addressing teaching Witchcraft in the public Schools.
Hadeen vs Hadeen - Court of Appeals of Washington,
District One - In custody proceedings, religion may be considered only to the extent
that it poses a threat to the well-being of the child
American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Last Updated February 2, 2003