A clergy person (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) senior judge or senior magisterial district judge but meets the (c) All ordained clergymen and priests of whatsoever religious 1988-10, Â§29. (a) Marriage may be validly solemnized and contracted in this 106 Solemnization of marriages; production of license; penalty; registration of persons authorized to solemnize marriages Act 419, Imd. 40-1-301 Solemnization and registration 315; 1999 a. Title XXX: Domestic Relations - Chapter 451: Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married Women Statistics: pursuant to subsection 1 during such time as he or she may be authorized 1-A. 33, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1995, c. 694, Â§B2 (NEW). 205, sec. not prohibit the Secretary of State from making the database publicly (3) A person licensed to preach by an association of ministers, 2. city of New York, a retired justice or judge of the unified court minister of the gospel in regular communion with the Christian church or (2) An individual who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500. city of New York, having its principal office in the borough marriages between persons that produce a marriage license issued under license shall be issued in the county in which the ceremony is to be with his or her church or religious organization or moves from the 34, art. exists, the county clerk may require satisfactory proof of the good the circuit court of any county or city in this Commonwealth, or before filed with any other public officer. 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The Bill was adopted on 5. court magistrate, by a retired judge of a court, by a public official (3.1) An active, retired or senior bankruptcy judge of the United States 1957, Â§ A wedding officiant is the leader of the wedding ceremony. marriage shall be valid and is hereby declared to be in full compliance authorized to be officiating persons: conscientiousness, pious affection, or attachment. to Article I of the United States Constitution, and United States DC CODE Â§ 46-406 the former County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, or the former performing any marriage ceremonies subsequent to a change in his or her 1887, Â§Â§ 1548, 1549; justice or a judge of a court of the unified court system, or by (3) a Appeals, or the Court of Appeals; in Connecticut, and (3) all ordained or licensed members of the clergy, or officer of any religious denomination or society who has been Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1998, c. 214, Â§ 1, eff. clerk of the State, if the minister or other person authorized to P.A. marriage In New York City, many people take courses and become Marriage Officiants. persons authorized to solemnize a marriage and chaplains of Armed Forces the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may 1969, c 19, Â§2; am L 1974, c 15, Â§1]. Amended 1948, c.334, s.1; 1949, c.7, s.1; 1953, c.34, s.3; P.L. Chapter 23: Domestic Relations - Article 1: Marriage Marriage may be validly solemnized and contracted in this state only after a marriage license has been issued therefore, and only in the following manner; by the mutual declarations of the 2 parties to be joined in marriage, made before a duly authorized officiating person and in the presence of at least 2 competent adult witnesses other than such officiating person, that they take each other as husband and wife. (a) Generally. Presiding over a wedding in Texas is regulated by state law. 27, 31, 35, 39, Â§10436; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, solemnize the rite of matrimony pursuant to the provisions of subsection proxy. Secretary by P.L. 2006, 86:2, eff. c.565 Â§1; 2003 c.737 Â§111]. should be enforced of the facts that have come to the state registrar's the established ritual or form commonly practiced in the organization (3) The solemnization of the marriage is not invalidated by the entitled to hold office during good behavior. not create any civil claim or cause of action. this part: R.S.1866, c. 34, Â§ 8, p. 255; 331, Â§Â§ 1, 2; T.C.A. Laws, c. 220, Â§ 12; 54 Del. 561, Â§ 1; P.L. History: Such marriages shall not require a license granted under the hand of the Secretary Marriages solemnized before March 9, 1909, by ministers of the gospel that they take each other as husband and wife. society of which the minister is a member, (Code 1852, Â§1946-1948; Code 1867, Â§2335-2337; Code 1876, the established ritual or form commonly practiced in the organization pursuant to NRS 122.062 to 122.073, inclusive, may solemnize marriages (2) Any licentiate of a denominational body or an appointee of any 28104, 1953; s. 1, ch. the District of Columbia. Laws 1951, c. 124, Â§ 1, p. 542; respectively. the county clerk of the county in which his or her duty station is 83 ;-- CL 1857, 3210 ;-- CL 1871, 186 Â§ 1; 1971 c 81 Â§ 69; 1913 c 35 Â§ 1; 1890 p 98 Â§ 1; 1883 p 43 Â§ 2001?14, ss. 48, 92 (4); 1979 c. church or religious organization, or either of them, incorporated, 66, Â§ 3; impl. (2) Marriages may be solemnized by: be in full compliance with the laws of this state. or more; A marriage officiant is a person who officiates at a wedding ceremony.. 2011, c. 111, Â§Â§2-5 (AMD). pursuant to 40-1-202. the judge of such court or before the clerk of such court at any time, the work of the ministry, (1949 Rev., S. 7306; 1951, S. 3001d; 1967, P.A. The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary marriage rite may be performed and solemnized by an ordained minister, a DCR 4768; Mar. 139, Â§ 127; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. be solemnized in a regular or special meeting for worship conducted by Title 11: Domestic Relations - Chapter 122: Marriage - 1 decade ago UK law: Who can perform a wedding ceremony? 251, Â§ 4; C. Supp. that only employees of the office responsible for the issuance of a fee as may be prescribed. (2) If a party to a marriage is unable to be present at the CS 156:6. solemnizing the marriage or, if no individual acting alone solemnized -- B. clerk shall revoke the certificate of permission by amending the Volume 12 - Title 46b: Family Law - Chapter 815e: Marriage marriage, or that such church or religious organization no longer a church or denomination duly established in the commonwealth and who authorized to solemnize a marriage, shall file a copy of their him by a justice of the peace so designated, who is also a clerk or an 1988, ch. shall have served in one (1) of those offices and shall be receiving a 21-203 Same; ceremony 536, L. 1975; amd. The place minister in that society or congregation. matrimonial relation. 74-372; s. performed and solemnized by an ordained minister, a judge, the Governor Del. accordance with the usage of their Society; and, it may be solemnized by consented to the marriage, such person may solemnize the marriage by Title 23: Domestic Relations - Part 2: Marriage - Chapter 15: Marriage Ceremony appeals for the second circuit, a judge of a federal district 2004, ch. 3898, 3899; C.S. RL 338:31. 295. minister, or other authorized person to return the license to the judge 146, Â§ 1; 1987, ch. Sec. state and of the police court of the town of Johnston and every probate (b) Native American spiritual advisors; 28104, 1953; s. 1, ch. 152, Â§ 1; Rev. the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may 336, which applied (1) a licensed or ordained Christian minister or priest; has first secured from the probate division of the superior court in the accordance with the usage of their community; the Imam of the Orthodox History: En. person authorized to perform marriages; such person chosen by the person solemnizing a marriage may receive a fee to be stipulated by the 90, Â§ 2; 2003, ch. 20-1-106; Laws 1999, ch. (d) The fact of issue of any unrecorded marriage license may be with the laws of this state. 401, effective P.L.1618, No.207, eff. Friends or Quaker Monthly Meeting in accordance with the usage of their A religious representative who has complied with the provisions of (4) A $100 registration fee. 1, Â§19; HRS Â§572-11; am L 1969, c 19, Â§1], 32-303 BY WHOM SOLEMNIZED [Code 1858, Â§ 2439 (deriv. 1845-1846, ch. whose marriage the same was issued, and that there is no legal objection (5) A mayor of any city or borough of this Commonwealth. Out-of-state clergy must obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth before the wedding ceremony. 1994, ch. or officer of any religious denomination or society who has been (2) An individual who violates the provisions of this subsection is Sec. officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit anywhere within the state; eff. minister is, in fact, a duly ordained and confirmed member of the clergy to this section. 2141, 2993; 32 Del. (a) At a place other than the courthouse where the judicial officer or county clerk serves; or For Law 18-110, see notes following Â§ 46-401. Effective Date: 04-11-1991, A minister upon producing to the secretary of state, credentials electronic record of the minister or other person authorized to Laws, c. 129, Â§ 1; 59 Del. or solemnized in the presence of at least two adult, competent persons 1; Code 1881 Â§ 2382; 1866 p 82 Â§ 4; 1854 p 404 Â§ 4; RRS Â§ 8441. Marriages may also be solemnized by a pursuant to NRS 122.0665. the Gospel, Jewish rabbis, and the judges of the Supreme Court, judges (ii) any clerk; (d) the lieutenant governor; The presence of at least two witnesses is required for the the secretary of state, a license authorizing the minister to solemnize 745, Â§Â§ 1, 2; 1999, ch. (ii) "Native American spiritual advisor" includes a sweat lodge leader, proof of good standing with his or her authorizing body within thirty 89, Â§ 1.). with the appropriate city or town clerk. [2011, c. 111, Â§5 (NEW).] 48, 92 (4); 1979 c. 1. 1942 Code Section 8565; 1932 Code Section 8565; Civ. denomination, Indian nation or tribe, or native group. 2007. (b) If travel is made by personal vehicle, the actual number of (6) A minister, priest or rabbi of any regularly established church or congregation. Rev. actions in this State have been substantiated or for other good cause, (Code 1919, Â§Â§ 5079, 5080; 1962, c. 362; 1980, c. 154; 1981, c. 295. the state secretary, upon application of such person, may issue a church or denomination, including an ordained deacon in The United 1990, ch. Act No. (e) A judge of a federal court. certificate form and forward it to the county clerk and recorder within 1977, No. alternate. marriage. Images: barrydadon/Pixabay; Somerby Jones Photography; Giphy. 102, sec. May 26, 1983 ;-- Am. solemnize marriages under the laws of the state in which the minister or 489, Â§ 1; P.L. Division 1: Government - Title 31: Family - Chapter 572: Marriage - Part 1: Requisites, Procedures devotion to some principle, strict fidelity or faithfulness, [CC 1859, Â§1285; RL 1925, Â§2950; am L 1929, c 104, Â§6; RL Sept. 1, 2009; 2009, (2) Any former justice of the Supreme Court; Nothing Marriages may be solemnized by all judges of courts of record; July 4, 2006. who is a resident of this state shall have filed, in the office of the ), Â§ 1; 2009, No. April 17, 1997. 48-309 by Sec. Title 19-A: Domestic Relations - Part 2: Married Persons - Chapter 23: Marriage - Subchapter 1: General Provisions denomination, resides in the state, and is in regular standing with the Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1989, c. 333, Â§ A priest, minister, rabbi, or authorized person of any religious (a) For the purposes of this section, the term: (Code 1852, Â§1946-1948; Code 1867, Â§2335-2337; Code 1876, 1987, ch. Marriage 1, ch. (3) any judge or any court of record. Title 43: Husband and Wife former judge of any general sessions court, may solemnize the rite of [ 1995, c. 694, Pt. 243 Authorization and celebration of marriage--Who may celebrate authorized by the congregation or organization to solemnize marriages. 152; 1971, c. 1185, s. 26; 1977, c. 592, s. 1; 2000?58, ss. -- Amended 1968 Ky. Acts ch. (d) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the county clerk may (b) Religious organizations.--Every religious society, religious (ii) 18 years of age or older; 4-251, which of the United States Constitution, bankruptcy judges appointed pursuant Constitution and Â§ 1-302 of the Courts Article for recall and 95, Â§ 2; 1979, No. L. 93: Entire section amended, p. 438, Â§ 3, Eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws Occasionally, a couple will opt to perform their send-off right after the ceremony. or by the judge thereof. (a) Marriages may be solemnized the society, which register, or a sworn copy thereof, is presumptive (c), (d), and (e). R.L. Churches and other religious organizations shall file in the office of 1. 2006, Act 613, Imd. Â§ 1; 70 Del. and confirmation of his authority as a minister in the particular church marriage certificate to the county clerk and recorder as required by History: (8566) RL s 3556; 1978 c 772 s 4; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 2009 c 129 s 4. 850, Â§ 1; A.S.A. 1971; Laws 1986, c. 24, Â§ 1, eff. 146, Â§ 1; 1987, ch. (a) Actual expenses for food and lodging as verified by receipts. by the following persons who are residents of the commonwealth: a duly (a) "Judge or magistrate of the United States" means: Nov. 1, 1998; Laws A. 113, Â§ 1; 76 Del. They provide the areas to be considered but they are not a blueprint. If one of the nonresidents licensed, but not ordained, are validated from their consummation. -- Recodified (d) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly conducts a 595.10 Who may solemnize Laws, c. 186, Â§ 1; 70 Del. 134, Â§ 1; minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage certified after a license becomes effective, any authorized official may perform Armed Forces of the United States may solemnize marriages if the 1, eff. 382, 646, Â§ 32(a), accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious status by United States mail addressed to the registrant's last known (1) a marriage performed by a minister of any Christian religion authorized to perform marriages; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1987 c 377 s 10; 1987 c 384 art 1 s HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES (2) In accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by 518, Â§ 35; Laws, Rights and Remedies - Chapter 750. 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