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535 DAYS AGO | 8.10.2021

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to reconsider same-sex marriage

An ordinance to legalize same-sex marriage on the Qualla Boundary will be discussed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council on September 9th. ...

550 DAYS AGO | 7.26.2021

New York officially bans the marriage of minors

New laws in New York raise the minimum age of consent to marry to 18, removing all exceptions for minors. NY is the latest state to ban child marriage, follo...

555 DAYS AGO | 7.21.2021

Rhode Island approves new one-day marriage designation

A new certificate will authorize Rhode Island adults to perform marriages on a specific day in a specific town, for a fee, as one-day-only wedding officiants.

564 DAYS AGO | 7.12.2021

How to Get Married in Louisiana - Planning a wedding in the Pelican State

A step-by-step guide to getting married in Louisiana - from finding an officiant and choosing a wedding venue, to how to apply for, complete, and return your...

574 DAYS AGO | 7.2.2021

Rhode Island raised the minimum age to marry -- Which states are next?

Rhode Island became the latest state to raise the minimum age of consent to marry, banning the marriage of minors. Other states, including New York, Massachu...

598 DAYS AGO | 6.8.2021

NY lawmakers consider removing marriage license wait period for military pers...

NY may remove the marriage license waiting period for military personnel who are scheduled for deployment within 30 days. Senate Bill 6272, SB6272

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616 DAYS AGO | 5.21.2021

Israeli couples used Utah’s online marriage portal to avoid discrimination, c...

Israeli couples married through Utah County’s online marriage portal face legal challenges at home, as Israel’s Interior Ministry bans virtual weddings in ad...

621 DAYS AGO | 5.16.2021

Oklahoma Wedding Officiants won’t need to register with the state beginning N...

Learn about changes to the minister registration process for wedding officiants in Oklahoma, and updates to the marriage license expiration and return period...

660 DAYS AGO | 4.7.2021

A queer Tennessee Minister talks about the importance of online ordination, a...

A queer wedding officiant in Nashville, Tennessee talks about the importance of online ordination in the LBTQ IA+ community as the fight against the state’s ...

661 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2021

Tennessee Update: The fight to protect the rights of online-ordained minister...

An update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB 1377 / HB 0213. With information on...

675 DAYS AGO | 3.23.2021

Minors and Marriage: Six states re-examine the minimum age for marriage in a ...

Six states are considering raising the minimum age for marriage, in what seems to be increased attention to laws regulating child marriage in the US.

680 DAYS AGO | 3.18.2021

A Guide to Virtual Wedding Ceremonies in Utah: For Officiants & Couples

Perform a remote, online wedding in Utah, or apply for & sign the marriage license digitally! Utah County's fully online system for weddings is the first of ...

686 DAYS AGO | 3.12.2021

West Virginia Offers Online Registration for Wedding Officiants!

West Virginia wedding officiants can now register online! In early 2021, WV updated its minister registration process to be fully online. Learn how to regist...

707 DAYS AGO | 2.19.2021

State-by-state marriage waiting periods should be part of your wedding plan

Want to get married fast? Find out if your state has a marriage waiting period to avoid unexpected wedding ceremony delays, especially during Covid!

731 DAYS AGO | 1.26.2021

Maryland to discuss marriage licenses updates, gender neutral language for sa...

Maryland is considering changes to the designations used on marriage licenses, by introducing gender neutral language for same-sex couples. 2021 HB 449

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