Originally Posted by listopencil
Right. There are two different issues here. (1)The person who "solemnizes" the marriage doesn't have to be a religious authority and (2) that person has responsibilities beyond the ceremony itself. So a good chunk of marriage law is just going to be about whether the ceremony was performed by someone who is authorized to do so and if that person did the paperwork correctly. The solemnization and the recording are two distinct acts (or sets of acts) though. A link in that article points to this Indiana Code:
Failure to timely file marriage license and duplicate marriage certificate
Sec. 8. A person who:
(1) solemnizes a marriage; and
(2) fails to file the marriage license and a duplicate marriage certificate with the clerk of the circuit court not later than ninety (90) days after the date the marriage was solemnized;
From that I would say that "solemnization" refers to the ceremony whether it is or is not a religious one.
Right, but the question is whether it applies to both state-implicated ceremonies (which are accompanied by the recording acts) and religious-only ceremonies (which aren't).
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