South Dakota Marriage Laws

25-1-1 - Marriage defined


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South Dakota Codified Laws ? Title 25: Domestic Regulations ? Chapter 1: Validity and Performance of Marriages

Marriage defined


Consent and solemnization required. Marriage is a personal relation, between a man and a woman, arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties capable of making it is necessary. Consent alone does not constitute a marriage; it must be followed by a solemnization.

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SDC 1939, § 14.0101; SL 1959, ch 50, § 1; SL 1996, ch 161.


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