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Tuesday, Jun. 14th, 2022

Take this Quiz Before You Ask a Friend to Officiate Your Wedding

Have a friend or relative in mind to ask to officiate your wedding, but not sure if they’re the right choice for your ceremony? This quiz will help you choos...
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Monday, Jun. 13th, 2022

Utah Senator announces legislation to codify same-sex marriage

Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen announces plans to codify same-sex marriage in the state and remove a defunct ban from state marriage laws, following the le...
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Friday, Jun. 10th, 2022

What Does it Mean to be an Ordained Minister?

Learn the definition and meaning of ordination, how people get ordained with different denominations and churches, and the rights of ministers and other cler...
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Thursday, Jun. 9th, 2022

5 Ways to Celebrate National Loving Day This Year & Every Year

Not sure how to celebrate National Loving Day, the holiday celebrating Mildred & Richard Loving, and the Supreme Court ruling in favor of interracial marriag...
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Thursday, Jun. 9th, 2022

Pennsylvania Judge rules in favor of online-ordained ministers, citing 1st and 14th Amendments

A District Judge in Pennsylvania issued an order in favor of online-ordained ministers who wish to solemnize marriage in the state, stating that discriminati...
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Wednesday, Jun. 8th, 2022

5 Great Reasons to Ask a Friend to Officiate Your Wedding

5 reasons why asking a friend or relative to officiate your wedding is the best choice you can make! Friends and family members make excellent wedding offici...
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Tuesday, Jun. 7th, 2022

Can you marry an inanimate object? How about an animal, color, AI, robot, or fictional character?

We’ve seen the stories but… Is it legal to marry an inanimate object? What about an animal or pet, color, robot, AI, or fictional character? They say that lo...
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Monday, Jun. 6th, 2022

Can You Get Married on the Same Day You Get a Marriage License?

Wondering if a same day wedding is legal in your state, or if you can get married the same day you apply for a marriage license? We answer all your questions...
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