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US Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

Each state has its own laws regarding who has the authority to perform marriage. In legal terms, this act is referred to as "Solemnization of Marriage".Although the wording and specifics of the laws vary from state to state, in all states ordained ministers have the authority to solemnize marriage.In other words, being an ordained minister gives you the authority to act as a wedding officiant

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Maryland Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Maryland Family Law § 2-409 (a) Signing of certificate. -- Each marriage certificate shall contain: (1) the name, signature, and title of the authorized official who performs the marriage ceremony; or (2) if the individuals are married in a Society of Friends marriage ceremony, the signatures of the individuals and the attestation of the certificate by 2 overseers of the marriage ceremony.

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Colorado Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Colorado Revised Statutes § 14-2-109.5. (1) A common law marriage entered into on or after September 1, 2006, shall not be recognized as a valid marriage in this state unless, at the time the common law marriage is entered into: (a) Each party is eighteen years of age or older; and (b) The marriage is not prohibited, as provided in section 14

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Oregon Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(9 days ago) Oregon Revised Statutes § 106.190 (1) The issue of marriages void under ORS 106.020 are legitimate. (2) All children conceived or born of parents who married or who may hereafter marry prior to the expiration of six months from the date of a judgment of divorce or declaring a marriage void rendered in a suit to which one of the parents was a party or during the period of an appeal from such a

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Illinois Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Common law marriages contracted in this State after June 30, 1905 are invalid. (Source: P.A. 80-923.) Marriage Law Tag(s) Illinois Compiled Statutes § 750 5/215. Unless otherwise provided by law, any person who violates any provision of Part II of this Act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

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Virginia Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions and agents shall issue marriage licenses, recognize marriages, and treat all marriages equally under the law regardless of the sex or gender of the parties to the marriage. Religious organizations and clergy acting in their religious capacity shall have the right to refuse to perform any marriage.

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Montana Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Before a person authorized by law to issue marriage licenses may issue a marriage license, each applicant for a license shall provide a birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence of age [and, if the applicant is a minor, the approval required by 40-1-213].

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Indiana Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) A marriage is void if the marriage is a common law marriage that was entered into after January 1, 1958. As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3. Marriage Law Tag(s) Indiana Code § 31-11-8-6.

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Wisconsin Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) Marriage, so far as its validity at law is concerned, is a civil contract, to which the consent of the parties capable in law of contracting is essential, and which creates the legal status of husband and wife. 1979 c. 32 s. 48; Stats. 1979 s. 765.01.

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North Dakota Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(5 days ago) The marriage relation may be entered into, maintained, annulled, or dissolved only as provided by law. A spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Marriage Law Tag(s) North Dakota Century Code § 14-03-01.1.

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Texas Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(8 days ago) The law of this state applies to persons married elsewhere who are domiciled in this state. Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Marriage Law

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Alaska Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(9 days ago) Alaska Statutes § 25.05.013 (a) A marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, either under common law or under statute, that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state, and contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, …

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Tennessee Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) Marriage Law Tag(s) Tennessee Code § 36-3-303 (a) One authorized by § 36-3-301 who solemnizes the rite of matrimony shall endorse on the license the fact and time of the marriage, and sign the license, and return it to the county clerk within three (3) days from the date of marriage.

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Oklahoma Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Oklahoma Statutes § 43-1. Marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties legally competent of contracting and of entering into it is necessary, and the marriage relation shall only be entered into, maintained or abrogated as provided by law.

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California Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(3 days ago) Marriage Law Tag(s) California Family Code § 306 Except as provided in Section 307, a marriage shall be licensed, solemnized, and authenticated, and the authenticated marriage license shall be returned to the county recorder of the county where …

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South Carolina Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(7 days ago) South Carolina Code of Laws § 20-1-280. Any person furnishing the probate judge or any other officer authorized under the law to issue marriage licenses with a false affidavit shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in the sum of one hundred dollars. 1962 Code Section 20-24.3; 1957 (50) 306.

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New Tennessee Marriage Law is an Attack On Religious

(1 days ago) Tennessee’s legislature has passed a law that takes away the rights of non-traditional ministers to officiate weddings. The new law, SB1377/HB0213, is the sort of government overreach that our founding fathers warned of, and represents a massive step back for religious freedom. Effective July 1, 2019, the government of Tennessee has made itself the arbiter of which ministers can, and can’t

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Washington Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(3 days ago) Any privilege, immunity, right, benefit, or responsibility granted or imposed by statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law or any other law to an individual because the individual is or was a spouse, or because the individual is or was an in-law in a specified way to another individual, is granted on equivalent terms

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Kentucky Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Kentucky Revised Statutes § 402.005. As used and recognized in the law of the Commonwealth, "marriage" refers only to the civil status, condition, or relation of one (1) man and one (1) woman united in law for life, for the discharge to each other and the community of the duties legally incumbent upon those whose association is founded on the distinction of sex.

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Missouri Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Missouri Revised Statutes § 451.022. 1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. 2. Any purported marriage not between a man and a woman is invalid. 3. No recorder shall issue a marriage license, except to a man and a woman. 4.

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Kansas Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(9 days ago) Kansas Statutes Annotated § 23-2501. The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract between two parties who are of opposite sex. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void. The consent of the parties is essential.

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Florida Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) Florida Statutes § 741.0306 (1) Based upon their willingness to undertake this project, there shall be created by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar a handbook explaining those sections of Florida law pertaining to the rights and responsibilities under Florida law of marital partners to each other and to their children, both during a marriage and upon dissolution.

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Puerto Rico Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(4 days ago) If there is no conjugal domicile: (a) the law of the domicile of either party applies as long as it is not contrary to the rules of the domicile of the other party; (b) when there is a conflict between the law of the domicile of both parties,applies the law of the State in which the marriage took place. (Translated) New Civil Code Nov. 2020

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Hawaii Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) Any law of this State that refers to, adopts, or relies upon federal law shall apply to all marriages recognized under the laws of this State as if federal law recognized such marriages in the same manner as the laws of this State so that all marriages receive equal treatment. [L Sp 2013 2d, c 1, pt of §2]

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New York Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) New York Laws - Domestic Relations § 7. A marriage is void from the time its nullity is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction if either party thereto: 1. Is under the age of legal consent, which is eighteen years. (effective 8/21/21) 2. Is incapable of consenting to a marriage for want of understanding; 3.

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Pennsylvania Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(5 days ago) No common-law marriage contracted after January 1, 2005, shall be valid. Nothing in this part shall be deemed or taken to render any common-law marriage otherwise lawful and contracted on or before January 1, 2005, invalid. (Nov. 23, 2004, P.L.954, No.144, eff. 60 days)

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Georgia Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not be affected by this Code section and shall continue to be recognized in this state. (Code 1981, § …

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Ohio Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(7 days ago) Marriage Law Tag(s) Ohio Revised Code § 3101.01 (A) Except as provided in section 3101.02 of the Revised Code, only male persons of the age of eighteen years, and only female persons of the age of eighteen years, not nearer of kin than second cousins, and not having a husband or wife living, may be joined in marriage.

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Arizona Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) Arizona Revised Statutes § 25-101. A. Marriage between parents and children, including grandparents and grandchildren of every degree, between brothers and sisters of the one-half as well as the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews and between first cousins, is prohibited and void. B. Notwithstanding subsection A, first cousins may marry if both are sixty-five years

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South Dakota Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(5 days ago) South Dakota Codified Laws § 25-1-1. Marriage is a personal relation, between a man and a woman, arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties capable of making it is necessary. Consent alone does not constitute a marriage; it must be followed by a solemnization. SDC 1939, § 14.0101; SL 1959, ch 50, § 1; SL 1996, ch 161.

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Delaware Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) Delaware Code § 102. The guilty party or parties to a marriage prohibited by § 101 of this title shall be fined $100, and in default of the payment of the fine shall be imprisoned not more than 30 days. (Code 1852, §§ 1435-1437; 27 Del. Laws, c. 261, § 1; Code 1915, § 2992; 32 Del. Laws, c. 182, § 1; Code 1935, § 3485; 13 Del. C. 1953

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Utah Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(8 days ago) Utah Code § 30-1-4.1. (1) (a) It is the policy of this state to recognize as marriage only the legal union of a man and a woman as provided in this chapter. (b) Except for the relationship of marriage between a man and a woman recognized pursuant to this chapter, this state will not recognize, enforce, or give legal effect to any law creating

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Arkansas Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) Arkansas Code Annotated § 9-11-105. (a) The marriage of any male under the full age of seventeen (17) years and the marriage of any female under the full age of sixteen (16) years is voidable. (b) All marriages contracted prior to March 26, 1964, where one (1) or both parties to the contract were under the minimum age prescribed by law for

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Louisiana Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) Louisiana Revised Statutes § 9:221. A. A license authorizing an officiant to perform a marriage ceremony must be issued by: (1) The state registrar of vital records, or a judge of the city court, in the Parish of Orleans; (2) The clerk of court, in any other parish; or (3) A …

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Nebraska Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Nebraska Revised Statutes § 42-110. Whenever a marriage shall have been solemnized pursuant to the provisions of sections 42-101 to 42-117, the minister or magistrate who solemnized the same shall give to each of the parties, on request, a certificate under his hand, specifying the names, ages and places of residence of the parties married, the names and residences of at least two witnesses

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Mississippi Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(5 days ago) Mississippi Code Annotated § 93-1-5. (1) Every male who is at least seventeen (17) years old and every female who is at least fifteen (15) years old shall be capable in law of contracting marriage. However, males and females under the age twenty-one (21) years must furnish the circuit clerk satisfactory evidence of consent to the marriage by

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Connecticut Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(4 days ago) Marriage Law Tag(s) General Statutes of Connecticut § 46b-35b Nothing in public act 09-13* shall be deemed or construed to affect the manner in which a religious organization may provide adoption, foster care or social services if such religious organization does not receive state or federal funds for that specific program or purpose.

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Massachusetts Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(6 days ago) Massachusetts General Laws § 207-49. Whoever, being duly authorized to solemnize marriages in the commonwealth, joins in marriage persons who have not complied with the laws relative to procuring certificates of notice of intention of marriage shall be punished by a …

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New Mexico Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(3 days ago) New Mexico Statutes Annotated § 40-1-6. A. The county clerk shall not issue a marriage license to an unemancipated person sixteen or seventeen years of age, and no person authorized by the laws of this state to solemnize marriages shall knowingly unite in marriage any person sixteen or seventeen years of age, unless the minor first receives the written consent of each of the minor's living

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Wyoming Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(Just Now) Marriage Law Tag(s) Wyoming Code § 20-1-107 (a) When a marriage is solemnized, the person performing the ceremony shall give one (1) of the parties a certificate under his hand and signed by the witnesses to the marriage, specifying the names, ages and place of residence of the parties married, the names and residences of at least two (2

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Michigan Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(1 days ago) Michigan Compiled Laws § 551.202. Each application made under this act for a marriage license shall be in the usual form and shall be accompanied by a fee of $3.00, $2.00 of which the judge of probate shall keep for services rendered, and $1.00 of which the judge of probate shall forward to the state registrar for deposit in the state general fund.

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West Virginia Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(6 days ago) West Virginia Code § 48-2-402 (a) Beginning September 1, 2001, the Secretary of State shall, upon payment of the registration fee established by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, make an order authorizing a person who is a religious representative to celebrate the rites of marriage in all the counties of the state, upon proof that the person: (1) Is eighteen

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New Jersey Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(3 days ago) New Jersey Statutes § 37:1-7. The licensing officer is hereby empowered to issue marriage or civil union licenses to the contracting parties who, either personally or through an attorney-in-fact pursuant to section 7 of P.L.2011, c.179 (C.37:1-17.3), apply therefor and are entitled under the laws of this State to contract matrimony or establish a civil union, authorizing the marriage or civil

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Divorce Or Separation.

(5 days ago) (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary and subsequent to the parties' obtaining authorized counseling, a spouse to a covenant marriage may obtain a judgment of divorce only upon proof of any of the following: (1) The other spouse has committed adultery; (2) The other spouse has committed a felony or other infamous crime; (3) The other spouse has physically or sexually abused the

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Northern Mariana Islands Marriage Laws American Marriage

(7 days ago) Marriage Law Tag(s) Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Code § 1205. Marriage contracts between parties, both of whom are citizens of the Trust Territory, solemnized in accordance with recognized customs, shall be valid, a notice of the marriage, showing the names and addresses of the persons married, their ages and the date of marriage

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New Hampshire Marriage Laws American Marriage Ministries

(6 days ago) New Hampshire Revised Statutes - Title 63 § 457:1-a. Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people. Any person who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of this chapter may marry any other eligible person regardless of gender. Each party to a marriage …

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American Marriage Ministries

(2 days ago) The law seems to have been passed with little publicity or debate, and we suspect that most representatives were unaware of how their vote would negatively impact their constituents. File a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

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