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35 "marriage law" Tagged Articles


Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2020

Representatives in US House Voice Support for SCOTUS Protection of Same-Sex Marriage

An Oct 2020 resolution introduced in the House of Representatives voices continued support for SCOTUS protection of same-sex couples’ right to marry, LGBTQ+ ...
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Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 2020

Don’t get the minister blues… bet on black (ink)

Most counties have requirements about what color ink can be used on official documents. Be a good officiant and use black ink when signing and filling out al...
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Monday, Nov. 16th, 2020

Utah becomes first state to allow international virtual Zoom wedding for partners living in different countries

Utah is the first state to allow virtual international Zoom weddings for couples living in different countries, and different states, as COVID-19 travel rest...
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Friday, Nov. 6th, 2020

Nevada becomes first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution, protect LGBTQ couples

Nevada has become the first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution and protect LGBTQ couples
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Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2020

Pope Francis speaks out in support of same-sex civil unions in new documentary

Pope Francis endorses & offers support for same-sex civil unions in a new documentary, Francesco, moving the Church towards acceptance of LGBTQ+ families
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Monday, Sep. 14th, 2020

Can I Get A Witness? Small Ceremonies, Witness Requirements, and Self-Solemnizing Marriages Revisited

Most states require an officiant and witnesses at a wedding ceremony, but there are a few places where couples can officiate weddings on their own with a sel...
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Monday, Aug. 31st, 2020

New marriage officiant legislation submitted in Virginia, fails to address broader discrimination

A proposed law in Virginia aims to update marriage laws without addressing current minister discrimination
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Friday, Jul. 31st, 2020

Are there legal wording requirements in a wedding ceremony?

While no specific words are legally required in a wedding ceremony, couples still must make their Declaration of Intent and the officiant must make the Prono...
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