Post # 1
So I had never heard of what occurs when one applies for a wedding license. So we went down to the license and registry place today. These are the things that made me immaturely giggle or just wonder:
-The lady asked us “do you guys have anything against swearing an oath?” There’s both of us…uh…no? Why would we? (I’m sure there’s a reason, but, I don’t know it)
-On the paper it states “I certify that I am not marrying my Grandparent, parent, sibling, child, whether by birth or adoption”. Marrying your grandparent? Ewwww!
-It also states “I certify that I am of sane mind.” (Would a crazy person know they’re crazy?)
-“I certify I am not under the influence of alchohol and drugs”. Well…yes, that’s good.
At the bottom there was an option to sign this area that said “I understand that I am not my spouse’s property and I do not have to tolerate violence and abuse.” WHAT!?
I thought the whole process was slightly ridiculous. And it just felt weird…
Post # 3
WOW the things they are obligated to put in there! lol
Post # 4
Is this normal for everyone, or does it change province by province, state by state? What weird things did you find?
Post # 5
Why wasn’t there:
“I understand that my spouse is not MY property, and that I should not abuse him/her.”
Post # 7
What Province are you in? Ours wasn’t nearly that involved (although I kind of think yours is better!). We were just asked if we were entering into the marriage freely, filled out all our info, signed that everything was true and correct, and boom, marriage license approved.
Post # 8
I do think there are some religions that have something against swearing oaths, or take them like ridiculously seriously–like suicide/allowed to kill you if you don’t uphold it sort of thing. Vague memories of religions class in college, I could be wrong.
The property one is crazy. Hard to believe that anyone who could read and understand that sentence would ever actually think that.
Post # 9
I know that Alberta asks all those crazy questions.
Post # 10
I don’t remember any crazy questions like that.
Which province are you in?