West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-505 - Unlawful solicitation of a celebration of marriage

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West Virginia Code ? Chapter 48: Domestic Relations ? Article 2: Marriages ? Part 5: Offenses and Penalties

Unlawful solicitation of a celebration of marriage

(a) It is unlawful for any religious representative in any manner to solicit the celebration of a marriage ceremony. (b) It is unlawful for a religious representative to give anything of value, directly or indirectly, as a reward to any person who may accompany, bring, send or direct the holders of a marriage license to the religious representative. (c) If a person violates the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, his or her license to celebrate marriages shall be revoked, and no such license shall thereafter be issued to the person. It is the duty of the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the violation occurs to institute proceedings in the circuit court to revoke the license. Reasonable notice of proceedings to revoke a license shall be given to the licensee. The court shall determine all questions of law and fact.

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