Washington DC Marriage Laws

46-411 - Consent of parent or guardian

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Washington DC Code ? Title 46: Domestic Relations ? Subtitle 1: General ? Chapter 4: Marriage

Consent of parent or guardian

If any person intending to marry and seeking a license therefor shall be under 18 years of age, and shall not have been previously married, the said Clerk shall not issue such license unless a parent, or, if there be neither father nor mother, the guardian, if there be such, shall consent to such proposed marriage, either personally to the Clerk, or by an instrument in writing attested by a witness and proved to the satisfaction of the Clerk.

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CREDIT(S) (Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1392, ch. 854, § 1292; July 22, 1976, D.C. Law 1-75, § 5(a), 23 DCR 1182; Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 32, 23 DCR 2544.) HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 30-111. 1973 Ed., § 30-111. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-75, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 46-403. Law 1-87 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-36, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and Criminal Law. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 15, 1976 and June 29, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-143 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 46-411 Current through January 11, 2012

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