non-resident couple who does not intend to reside in
Sounds to me like it means that they may not marry in Vermont for the purpose of avoiding their state laws – not that we don’t have the right to marry them.
Doreen Woodward, Town Clerk/Treasurer
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Subject: Re: Civil Marriage Request for Out-of-State Couple
Is it up to us clerks to research marriage laws of other states when issuing marriage licenses to out of state couples? Because i never have......
Assistant Town Clerk
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From: [log in to unmask]">Tara Rogerson
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 14:04
Subject: Civil Marriage Request for Out-of-State Couple
We received a call from a gentleman from
Washington Statethat is coming to in September to get married at his mother’s residence in Cabot. We can only assume by his responses that they are seeking a civil marriage, but we’re not certain. Vermont
Page 4-1 (Sec. E) of the new marriage registration instruction booklet pointed out specific laws/regulations applicable to non-residents applying for a
marriage license and states: Vermont
“A non-resident couple who does not intend to reside in
Vermontafter their wedding may not marry in to avoid laws of their own state. 15 V.S.A. § 6.” Vermont
does have a domestic partnership law, but it isn’t the same as a civil marriage. Washington State
So, if they’re coming to
Vermontto get a civil marriage, which WA doesn’t offer, and they don’t intend to stay in afterward, do we issue the license? I would think not, but that’s only if we’re sure of their intent…. Vermont
Lemme know your thoughts!
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