Mississippi Marriage Laws

Mississippi Code - Title 93: Domestic Relations - Chapter 1: Marriage § 93-1-25 - Solicitation of marriage ceremony unlawful; penalty

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Solicitation of marriage ceremony unlawful; penalty

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or cause to be solicited within any courthouse, premises or grounds or lots on which the courthouse may be located in any county within the State of Mississippi, for himself or for and on behalf of any minister or other person, the performance of a marriage ceremony. (2) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first conviction, and for any second or subsequent conviction, by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sources: Codes, 1942, § 466.5; Laws, 1956, ch. 240, §§ 1, 2.

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