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New Marriage Law in Alabama

Getting married in Alabama is now as easy as having your signature notarized (and we have two notary publics at Powell and Denny).

Seems a lot of fuss by the Legislature just so Probate Offices in the State don’t have to give Marriage Licenses to same-sex couples, but you have to remember that when our forefathers and mothers arrived to our shores, clergy were not allowed to perform marriages because (1) there isn’t anything in the Bible about priests performing marriages and (2) they wanted to avoid any unnecessary entanglement between Church and State (they had after all just left a country where the King was also the Head of the Church).

The new law ends the practice of requiring a marriage be “solemnized” by a minister or someone else licensed to perform a ceremony, just show your ID and sign an affidavit and you’re legally married.

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