*WAY* OT: Pete Ashdown for Utah Senator in 2006
nick at byu.edu
Tue Jul 12 18:42:31 MDT 2005
On Tuesday 12 July 2005 06:38 pm, Andy Bradford wrote:
> I'm with you on this one. I've never understood why people getting
> married need a ``marriage license'' from the state. Shouldn't this be
> something you contract between you, your wife to be, your wife's father
> and mother and God? Whatever happened to common law marriage?
Yes, perhaps. But the government sees a legal issue where taxes are concerned
and requires documentation--and another opportunity to charge a fee.
AFAIK, in some states common-law marriages can still become legally binding
after a requisite amount of time.
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