This is a cute article: 13 Surprising Marriage Laws You Might be Breaking Right Now!
As you know, our church and seminary can ordain you as a minister or rabbi so that you may perform weddings and legally officiate marriages. But according to the amusing article above, if a couple gets married in Delaware because of a “dare, or in jest”, then they can get an anulment. So a lot of people must have been saying, “I dare you to marry me!” in the state of Delaware.
I like the historical black and white photographs the article displays with each bizarre marriage law. One is a bride and groom handcuffed together, I think in Tennessee. They list funny (I would say bizarre!) marriage laws in South Carolina, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Vermont, Mississippi and Kansas.
We help our clergy with all the paperwork after ordination, too. Currently we have a minister getting ready to officiate a marriage in Pennsylvania, a Rabbi performing a marriage in Texas, and other ministers officiating weddings in New York, California, and Florida. Next week there are several more, one in Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Nevada.
If you ever decide to become ordained in order to officiate a wedding, or because a bride and groom wanted to choose their own marriage officiant, we can help you navigate through all the legal paperwork. We even advise you how to fill out the marriage license on the wedding day. We do that quite often for our ordained clergymen and women.