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Oklahoma Statutes ? Title 43: Husband and Wife 43-8 - Endorsement and return of license

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Endorsement and return of license

A. The person performing or solemnizing the marriage ceremony shall, immediately upon the completion of the ceremony, endorse upon the license authorizing the marriage: 1. His or her name and official or clerical designation; 2. The court of which he or she is the judge, or the congregation or body of which he or she is pastor, preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or dignitary; provided, that the authority to perform or solemnize marriages shall be coextensive with the congregation or body of which he or she is pastor, preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or dignitary; provided further, that all marriages solemnized among the society called Friends or Quakers, the spiritual assembly of the Baha?is, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the form heretofore practiced and in use in their meetings shall be good and valid. One person chosen by such society, assembly, or church shall be responsible for completing the marriage certificate pursuant to this section in the same manner as a minister or other person authorized to perform marriages; 3. The town or city and county where the court, congregation, body, society, assembly, or church is located; and 4. His or her signature along with his or her official or clerical designation. B. The witnesses to the ceremony shall endorse the marriage certificate, attesting to their presence at the ceremony, with their names and post office addresses. C. The persons who have been married in the ceremony shall endorse the marriage certificate with the names by which they are to be known from the time of the marriage, as evidenced on the marriage license. D. The marriage license, along with the completed marriage certificate shall be transmitted without delay to the judge or the court clerk who issued the license and certificate.

R.L. 1910, § 3890. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 298, § 2, emerg. eff. June 24, 1971; Laws 1989, c. 333, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 2006, c. 311, § 4, emerg. eff. June 8, 2006.

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