(Closed) Strange Requirements to Obtain Marriage Licenses!

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This made me laugh…nope checked the county I live in and the county we are getting married in.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

this is listed under my state…who  knew!

Cousin Marriage:

Yes. A man can not marry his aunt, but can marry his cousin. A woman, by the way, may marry her uncle providing she is Jewish.

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

weeeeiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrddddddd…………

And not one single funny thing listed for my state 😛

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

The age exception is probably because by 65 you’re almost guaranteed to not be able to reproduce, so the genetic risks aren’t a factor.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I was asked questions about my and FI’s religious practises… which churches did we belong to, were we practising, and were we planning on getting married in a church which was classified as a “regular place of worship” for one or both of us. I asked if the rules were this strict for a civil ceremony. The answer is nope… there are more requirements for religious weddings! If they don’t like your answers, they can refuse to issue your license. I thought this was really stupid… how is it any of the state’s business?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have a 5-day waiting period from the date of application until the date you can pick up your actual license.

 

Kind of ironic that the waiting period on buying a handgun is also 5 days.

 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@jenilynevette:  Well, the other questions made sense… are you related by blood or marriage, are you both citizens by birth… do you have valid passports… have you been married before…

It’s all designed to prevent forced marriage, bigamy, incest, and fraud. I get that. But why on earth do they want to know about your religious practises? Isn’t that between you and your priest/church/mosque/rabbi etc?

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nothing funny for Michigan!

What’s with the blood test thing, anyway?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UHHHHHH….

 

Ministers of any regularly established church or congregation may perform marriages. Also, persons may marry themselves if they obtain a certificate from the clerk of the orphans’ court. — Ministers must provide a certificate of marriage to the bride and groom. Also, they must send a marriage certificate to the clerk of the orphans’ court who issued the marriage license within 10 days after the marriage. — For questions see the clerk of the orphans’ court.

Post # 16
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@vorpalette:  According to my mom, the blood test requirement was to find out if people had syphylis.  

Back in the olden days, most brides (and sometimes grooms) were virgins.  Syphilis is one of those odd things that can stay dormant or not show any symtoms for quite some time.

 

As far as I know, no state has ever tested for HIV as a prerequisite for a marriage license, and with all the HIPPA stuff, I dont forsee that ever happening.

 

 

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