West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-401 - Persons authorized to perform marriages


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West Virginia Code - Chapter 48: Domestic Relations - Article 2: Marriages - Part 4: Marriage Ceremony

Persons authorized to perform marriages


A religious representative who has complied with the provisions of section 2-402, a family court judge, a circuit judge or a justice of the supreme court of appeals, is authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage in any county of this state. Celebration or solemnization of a marriage means the performance of the formal act or ceremony by which a man and woman contract marriage and assume the status of husband and wife. For purposes of this chapter, the term "religious representative" means a minister, priest or rabbi and includes, without being limited to, a leader or representative of a generally recognized spiritual assembly, church or religious organization which does not formally designate or recognize persons as ministers, priests or rabbis.

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