Post # 1
I married a couple in California, for they wanted to be married on the beach.
And they live in the state in AZ, is their marriage legal in AZ, too or only in California?
Or do they have to have a seperate marriage license or marriage certifcate in their state?
Post # 2
It’s valid in other states as well. We have the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution to ensure that.
Also, states have reciprocity statutes as well. They’re fine.
Post # 3
You can’t get married in CA and try to file in AZ. But what they did is totally fine!
Post # 4
shaarons52 : Of course it carries over!
Marriage licenses generally carry over if you move to another country as well. Married immigrants don’t have to get married again when they move to the US.
Post # 6
How the heck could you be someone who can officially marry a couple and NOT know this? Did you file their marriage license with the county? If not THEY ARE NOT MARRIED! You sound like the most irresponsible officiant I have ever heard of.
Post # 7
A legally performed marriage is recognized in every state. But the license must be obtained and filed where the marriage is performed. I.e. they can’t get their marriage license in AZ and marry in CA. The license needs to be obtained and filed where in CA.
I find it troubling that you married them but don’t know this. Google the requirements for the county they married in. Every state has different requirements.
Post # 8
It doesnt sound like they are legally married anywhere! Maybe somebody can tell us how destination weddings within the US work? But if the officiant didnt file the license, who did?
Post # 9
They filed in Santa Clara County where the bride was born in California, but live in the state of AZ.
Post # 10
It doesn’t matter where they live or where they were born, it matters where they were married. As others said, you get your marriage LICENSE where you get married. Once it’s filed you use your marriage CERTIFICATE to change your name where you live.
I am also wondering how you don’t know this if you are an officiant. Are you sure YOU are allowed to legally marry these people in California?
Post # 11
Full faith and credit clause!
Post # 12
What? Why file the license in the county where she was born? What does where she was born have to do with anything? Wouldn’t they just file the license in the county where they applied for the license (and got married)? Why is this so confusing for the officiant and married couple?
Post # 13
Did you have them cut their hands and rub the wounds together?
If not, this is all a moo point. It’s like a cows opinion, it’s moo.