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35 "marriage law" Tagged Articles


Tuesday, Mar. 16th, 2021

The Vatican, Pope Francis say the Catholic Church cannot bless the “sin” of same-sex unions.

The Vatican disappointed Catholics, LGBTQ+ couples, and allies around the world with its statement that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex marriages. A...
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Monday, Mar. 8th, 2021

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s secret wedding had no witnesses -- Let’s talk marriage laws!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just revealed they held a secret wedding elopement in their backyard. But there were no witnesses… Was it legal? And what are ...
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Thursday, Feb. 18th, 2021

New legislation would remove states’ same-sex marriage bans and more

New legislation would increase protections for same-sex couples. New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and Virginia all have bills being considered, that would remove ...
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Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 2021

How to Find Out What County a Wedding Venue is In -- Marriage License Tips

As a wedding officiant traveling to a new venue, you might ask: What County Am I In? This is important info for minister registration & getting the correct m...
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Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021

New marriage officiant legislation in VA, again fails to address broader discrimination

A proposed law in Virginia aims to update marriage laws without addressing current minister discrimination
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Thursday, Jan. 28th, 2021

Alabama no longer requires marriage licenses or solemnization... What does that mean, and will other states follow?

As of 2019, Alabama doesn’t require marriage licenses or solemnization. We answer common questions facing marriage officiants and couples in the state.
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Thursday, Dec. 24th, 2020

Active duty military personnel may soon be able to marry by video conference in Texas

Service members will be able to choose a virtual or proxy marriage ceremony in Texas if House Bill No. 675 passes in 2021.
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Monday, Dec. 21st, 2020

Proposed Texas Legislation -- and How Gender-Neutral Language Protects & Respects LGBTQ+ Families

State Sen. Johnson (TX) proposed a bill that would replace gendered language in Family Code to protect same-sex couples & parents, reminding us that language...
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