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377 DAYS AGO | 5.17.2023

Lawmakers in Wisconsin want to eliminate the waiting period to remarry after ...

Learn about legislation in Wisconsin that would remove the 6 month mandatory waiting period between divorce and remarriage -- allowing couples to apply for t...

383 DAYS AGO | 5.11.2023

Michigan lawmakers consider a ban on child marriage

Learn about current efforts in Michigan to raise the minimum age requirement to marry: House Bill 4293 would eliminate exceptions for the marriage of minors,...

384 DAYS AGO | 5.10.2023

New Hampshire passes legislation to protect interracial marriage

New Hampshire Governor Sununu signed 'The Marital Freedom Act' on May 4th, 2023, codifying protections for interracial marriage in the state. Learn about the...

398 DAYS AGO | 4.26.2023

Rhode Island lawmakers consider new marriage license return period, easier pr...

Learn about legislative efforts in Rhode Island that would change the state's marriage license return period, and make it easier for a marriage officiant to ...

403 DAYS AGO | 4.21.2023

Minnesota might add ‘notary public’ to list of qualified marriage officiants

Will Minnesota lawmakers vote to allow notary publics to officiate weddings in the state? Learn about current legislation to add notaries and certain elected...

403 DAYS AGO | 4.21.2023

Vermont bans the marriage of minors, effective July 1, 2023

Beginning July 1, 2023, individuals must be at least 18 years old to marry in Vermont, with no exceptions. Gov. Phil Scott signed the 'Act to Ban Child Marri...

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413 DAYS AGO | 4.11.2023

Montana lawmakers might abolish common law marriage in 2023

Learn about Senate Bill 488, which would end recognition of common law marriage in Montana if signed into law. The measure was passed by the state Senate in ...

418 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2023

West Virginia Updates Age Requirements to Marry, Bans Marriage for Children U...

Learn about the recent changes to West Virginia's minimum age requirements for marriage, effective June 2023. Children under the age of 16 years old are no l...

418 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2023

SC Lawmaker introduces bill that ‘ignores’ same-sex marriage, adds gendered l...

Learn about legislation introduced in South Carolina that would add the gendered terms 'bride' and 'groom' to the state's 'license and certificate of marriag...

420 DAYS AGO | 4.4.2023

Drag Queens Belong at Weddings! Protect LGBTQ+ Ministers & Wedding Performers

Proposed drag bans like the one in Tennessee impact LGBTQ+ weddings, ministers and wedding officiants, and the entire queer community. Drag performers belong...

426 DAYS AGO | 3.29.2023

Honoring Clela Rorex: Gay Rights Hero Issued First Same-Sex Marriage Licenses...

Learn about Clela Rorex, the Boulder County Clerk who became a hero to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies when she issued a marriage license to a gay coup...

427 DAYS AGO | 3.28.2023

Are Marriage Licenses Public Records? (And Where Can You Marry in Secret?)

Learn how marriage licenses become public records in the city or county where you marry, why some couples want a private wedding, and how to keep your marria...

439 DAYS AGO | 3.16.2023

Israel Must Recognize Utah Online Marriages, Supreme Court Rules

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that Israeli couples are allowed to marry using Utah County’s online marriage services, and that these civil marriages must ...

440 DAYS AGO | 3.15.2023

The Big Picture in Tennessee’s Fight for Marriage Equality Must Include Onlin...

Learn how HB878 and 2019’s paused anti-online ordination law work together in an ongoing attack against marriage equality in Tennessee. These bills would all...

444 DAYS AGO | 3.11.2023

New Yorkers Can Apply for One-Day Officiant License at City Clerk Office

Town and City Clerks in New York will soon be able to issue a one-day marriage officiant permit to anyone wanting to perform a single wedding ceremony in the...

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