FAMILY AND MINORS
Part I. Family
Section 16.101. Requisites of marriage contract.
(1) A marriage performed in the State is valid, if:
(a) The male at the time of marriage is at least eighteen years of age and the female at least sixteen years of age, and, if the female is less than eighteen years of age, the marriage has the consent of at least one of the female's parents or her guardian;
(b) Neither party has a lawful living spouse; and
(c) An ordained minister performs a marriage ceremony in the presence of at least two witnesses.
(2) The parties may pay a fee to the person performing the marriage ceremony.
Amended by State Law 6-62.
If in his judgment the parties are free to
marry, the Governor grants a license for a marriage in which either party is a
non-domiciliary upon the filing of a license application and the payment of a
twenty dollar fee. Before performing a marriage ceremony the performing
party assures that compliance with Section 16.101 has occurred and that the
parties have received a medical clearance from the Department of Health
Section 16.103. Marriage
A person makes and preserves a record of
each marriage performed by him, showing the parties married, their places of
residence and the date of marriage, and delivers to the bride immediately after
the ceremony a marriage certificate, signed by him, the marriage witnesses, and
the parties married. Within ten days after the marriage he sends a copy of
the marriage certificate to the Division of Planning and Statistics. The
Governor prepares a marriage certificate form. If a form is not available,
a person performing a marriage provides the bride with a certificate conforming
to this section and the Division of Planning and Statistics with a copy of the
Amended by State Law 7-1.