Michigan Marriage Laws

551.271 - Marriages solemnized in another state validated


Related Pages

APPLY FOR ORDINATION

Michigan Compiled Laws - Chapter 551: Marriage

Marriages solemnized in another state validated


(1) Except as otherwise provided in this act, a marriage contracted between a man and a woman who are residents of this state and who were, at the time of the marriage, legally competent to contract marriage according to the laws of this state, which marriage is solemnized in another state within the United States by a clergyman, magistrate, or other person legally authorized to solemnize marriages within that state, is a valid and binding marriage under the laws of this state to the same effect and extent as if solemnized within this state and according to its laws. (2) This section does not apply to a marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex, which marriage is invalid in this state under section 1 of chapter 83 of the revised statutes of 1846, being section 551.1 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

◀︎ Back to Michigan Marriage Laws ︎︎︎︎︎◀︎ Back to Marriage Laws Home



History: 1939, Act 168, Imd. Eff. June 6, 1939 ;-- CL 1948, 551.271 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 334, Imd. Eff. June 26, 1996


Law Reference:
551.271


Law Tag:



Will You
Marry Us?

The wedding gift package revolutionizing how you choose your officiant!

Learn More

Signature
Wedding Officiant Package

Everything you need to Officiate Weddings like pro!

Learn More

Minister Ordination
Package

Our most popular package contains everything you need to officiate your first wedding.

Order Now

Ocean
Conservancy

AMM supports Ocean Conservancy. Check them out!

Donate Now
APPLY FOR ORDINATION