*WAY* OT: Pete Ashdown for Utah Senator in 2006

Nicholas Leippe 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.


Nicholas Leippe
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