New Hampshire Revised Statutes - Title 63 457:7

Granting of Permission.

I. Such justice or judge shall at once hear the parties, and, if satisfied that it has been shown by clear and convincing evidence that the marriage is in the best interest of the person or persons below the age of consent, shall grant permission therefor, which shall be filed with the court and shall be reported to the division of vital records. The division shall note the fact of the granting of such permission upon the certificate and upon all copies thereof which are by law required to be kept. II. In no circumstance shall a justice or judge grant permission to marry under this section if sexual contact or sexual penetration between the parties would, but for the solemnization of the proposed marriage, constitute sexual assault, felonious sexual assault, or aggravated felonious sexual assault under RSA 632-A.

1907, 80:3. 1917, 79:1. PL 286:7. RL 338:7. 1997, 325:16. 2003, 319:70, eff. July 1, 2003. 2018, 271:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m.; 273:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

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