The ‘Church of Spiritual Humanism’ is an online group that was formed (I believe) after 911. Some people joined it who were spiritual were affected by 911 by losing family, etc., and it provided an online way to exchange thoughts and share grief, in a non-religious community. Thus the ‘spiritual’ tag and the ‘church’ tag. It then copied the “Universal Life Church” and became simply an online ‘ordination mill’. It has gone through some ‘schisms’ as some of the original founders had some sort of scandal, I forget what - but I think it was some sort of money thing. LIke the ULC, people who join can get licensed from their state to perform legal weddings in some states (you don’t need a license for funerals and baby-namings). However, some places have more stringent requirements, and so the ULC and the CSH can get around this by making you buy a ‘kit’ which is a fake incorporation kit, saying you are a ‘member in good standing’ of their congregation, plus fake incorporation papers, etc. Much of the information on their website is quite wrong - (with poor grammar, as well as incorrect facts!—so be warned.) They want you to buy all sorts of things. It’s a business, really, under the guise of a community. They do have some pretentions to being a ‘spiritual group, though, and this is how they define themselves.
The WEIRD thing, is that they are declaring themselves a non-theistic spiritual group, but they don’t seem to even understand Buddhism. Though they’ve borrowed some stuff from New Age practice, as well as meditation. I don’t think they’re too widely read - at least by their website… AND, I don’t think they’ve updated their website in years -looks the same as when I last looked at it 5 years ago (web 1.5). So they set it up, take in the money, and seem to be happy. They are rather harmless, in many ways, but like any online community, only as good as the MODS and the contributors.
Remember, licenses to conduct weddings vary by state (and sometimes City). In some places, you have to be a ‘church’. IN some, you can simply be a member of an ethical society - with a fully declared secular agenda. For secular/atheist/freethinker/humanist weddings, you can always contact the Humanist Society of AHA, of course. (Humanist-Society.org). Their officiants are all humanists, which means mostly secular humanists and atheists. The Humanist Society predates the AHA, of course, and has been conducting legal secular weddings in most states since the 1930s. Of course people can always go to the Court House, and have a civil wedding, if that is available in your town. But secular humanist weddings are usually more personal - and tend to use readings from John Stuart Mill, Massachussetts vs Goodridge on equal marriage, secular writers, Neruda, Plato, Margaret Atwood, and even Douglas Adams, etc. They are funny, personal, and totally non-religious. The British Humanist Association has been conducting secular ceremonies for decades, and the Scottish Humanist Association can now legally marry people (not in England yet, tho). Secular Humanist Weddings are legal in Canada, and Australia, AFAIK.
And, of course, all Humanist societies and organizations (including Unitarians) have been conducting non-religious same sex weddings, commitments, etc. for decades. Also, of course, secular funerals, memorials, child-naming, (and I have even seen a Humanist Divorce celebration - quite refreshing). Hope this helps.