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Marriage Authority

25-101. Void and prohibited marriages.
C. Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited.

25-124
A. The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons who are authorized to marry:
1. Duly licensed or ordained clergymen.
B. For the purposes of this section, "licensed or ordained clergymen" includes ministers, elders or other persons who by the customs, rules and regulations of a religious society or sect are authorized or permitted to solemnize marriages or to officiate at marriage ceremonies.

25-125. Marriage ceremony; official; witnesses; marriage license;
A. A valid marriage is contracted by a male person and a female person with a proper marriage license who participate in a ceremony conducted by and in the presence of a person who is authorized to solemnize marriages and at which at least two witnesses who are at least eighteen years of age participate.
B. A marriage license shall be signed by both persons married, two of the witnesses to the marriage ceremony and the person who solemnized the marriage, who shall return the signed marriage license to the clerk of the superior court for recording.

25-128. Unlawful acts of person authorized to solemnize marriages; classification
A. It is unlawful for any person who is authorized to solemnize marriages to:
1. Knowingly participate in or by his presence sanction the marriage of a person under the age of eighteen years who obtained a marriage license without consent in writing of the parent or guardian lawfully entitled to give consent.
2. Solemnize a marriage without first being presented with a marriage license as required by the laws of this state.
3. Fail to file the marriage license with the act of solemnization endorsed on the marriage license within thirty days of the ceremony.
4. Knowingly make a false return of a marriage or pretended marriage to the clerk of the superior court.
B. A violation of this section is a class 2 misdemeanor.

Counseling/healing authority
32-1421. Exemption from licensing requirements
A. This article does not apply to any person while engaged in:
1. The provision of medical assistance in case of an emergency.
2. The administration of family remedies including the sale of vitamins, health foods or health food supplements or any other natural remedies, except drugs or medicines for which an authorized prescription is required by law.
3. The practice of religion, treatment by prayer or the laying on of hands as a religious rite or ordinance.
4. The practice of any of the healing arts of and by Indian tribes in this state.

32-2021. Persons and activities not required to be licensed
A. This chapter does not restrict a person who is licensed under any other law of this state from engaging in the profession or practice for which that person is licensed if that person does not claim to be a physical therapist or a provider of physical therapy.

32-2911. Persons and acts not affected by chapter
5. The practice of any of the healing arts offered by this state's Indian tribes.
6. The practice of religion, treatment by prayer or the laying on of hands as a religious rite or ordinance.
9. The independent practice of acupuncture as a traditional oriental healing art.

32-3102. Nonapplicability of chapter This chapter does not:
2. Apply to or interfere in any way with the practice of religion or any kind of treatment by prayer.

32-3271. Exceptions to licensure; jurisdiction A. This chapter does not apply to:
3. A rabbi, priest, minister or member of the clergy of any religious denomination or sect if the activities and services that person performs are within the scope of the performance of the regular or specialized ministerial duties of an established and legally recognizable church, denomination or sect and the person performing the services remains accountable to the established authority of the church, denomination or sect.
11. A Christian science practitioner if all of the following are true:
(a) The person is not providing psychotherapy.
(b) The activities and services the person performs are within the scope of the performance of the regular or specialized duties of a Christian science practitioner.
(c) The person remains accountable to the established authority of the practitioner's church.
12. A person who is not providing psychotherapy.

32-4221. Licensure; persons and activities not required to be licensed
5. When the customer is fully clothed, the practice of movement educators, such as dance therapists or teachers, yoga teachers, personal trainers, martial arts instructors and movement repatterning practitioners.
6. When the customer is fully clothed, the practice of techniques that are specifically intended to affect the human energy field.

36-884. Exemptions
2. A religious institution conducting a nursery in conjunction with its religious services or conducting parent-supervised occasional drop-in care.


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