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Nebraska Marriage laws used by a Universal Ministries Wedding Officiant in Nebraska serving couples in faith.

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Obergefell v. Hodges, 576US 2015 redefines this portion, but we left it in as the next Supreme Court may revisit this Ruling. Same Sex Marriage is required under this Rule of the Court currently.

Marriage
Section 42-102
At the time of the marriage the male must be of the age of seventeen years or upward, and the female of the age of seventeen years or upward. No person who is afflicted with a venereal disease shall marry in this state.

Section 42-104
Prior to the solemnization of any marriage in this state, a license for that purpose shall be obtained from a county clerk in the State of Nebraska. Applications for a marriage license made with the county court prior to January 1, 1987, shall be processed and licenses shall be issued by the county court according to the law and procedures in effect on the date each application was made. No marriage hereafter contracted shall be recognized as valid unless such license has been previously obtained and used within one year from the date of issuance and unless such marriage is solemnized by a person authorized by law to solemnize marriages.

Section 42-108
Every judge, retired judge, clerk magistrate, or retired clerk magistrate, and every preacher of the gospel authorized by the usages of the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may perform the marriage ceremony in this state. Every such person performing the marriage ceremony shall make a return of his or her proceedings in the premises, showing the names and residences of at least two witnesses who were present at such marriage. The return shall be made to the county clerk who issued the license within fifteen days after such marriage has been performed. The county clerk shall record the return or cause it to be recorded in the same book where the marriage license is recorded.

Section 42-109
In the solemnization of marriage no particular form shall be required, except that the parties shall solemnly declare in the presence of the magistrate or minister and the attending witnesses, that they take each other as husband and wife; and in any case there shall be at least two witnesses, besides the minister or magistrate present at the ceremony.

Section 42-110
Whenever a marriage shall have been solemnized pursuant to the provisions of sections 42-101 to 42-117, the minister or magistrate who solemnized the same shall give to each of the parties, on request, a certificate under his hand, specifying the names, ages and places of residence of the parties married, the names and residences of at least two witnesses who were present at such marriage, and the time and place thereof.

Section 42-113
If any justice, minister, or other person whose duty it is to make and transmit to the county clerk such certificate shall neglect to make and deliver the same; if the county clerk shall neglect to record such certificate; if any person shall undertake to join others in marriage, knowing that he or she is not legally authorized so to do or knowing of any legal impediment to the proposed marriage; if any person authorized to solemnize any marriage shall willfully and knowingly make a false certificate of any marriage to the county clerk; or if the county clerk shall willfully and knowingly make a false record of any certificate of marriage, he or she shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.

Section 42-115
It shall be lawful for every religious society to join together in marriage such persons as are of the society, according to the rites and customs of the society to which they belong. The clerk or keeper of the minutes, proceedings, or other book of the religious society in which such marriage shall be had, or if there be no such clerk or keeper of the minutes, then the moderator or person presiding in such society, shall make out and transmit to the county clerk of the county a certificate of the marriage, and the same shall be recorded in the same manner as is provided in sections 42-108 to 42-112.

Section 42-404
Such Indians and their descendants shall procure marriage licenses and have their marriages solemnized and returns thereof made in the manner as provided by the laws of this state for the making of marriage contracts.

Section 71-613 Violation; penalty.
Except as otherwise provided in section 71-649, any person violating any of the provisions of sections 71-601.01 to 71-616 shall be deemed guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.

This last section includes clerks that fail to or refuse to accept marriage licenses, or record them inder this section of law.

Counseling/healing
Psychology
Section 71-1,206.25
(3) Nothing in sections 71-1,206.01 to 71-1,206.35 shall be construed to prevent duly recognized members of the clergy from functioning in their ministerial capacity if they do not represent themselves to be psychologists or their services as psychological.

Section 71-1,206.27
It shall be a violation of sections 71-1,206.01 to 71-1,206.35 for any person not licensed in accordance with such sections to represent himself or herself as a psychologist. Any person who represents himself or herself as a psychologist in violation of such sections or who engages in the practice of psychology in violation of such sections shall be guilty of a Class II misdemeanor. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. Any person filing or attempting to file, as his or her own, a diploma or license of another or a forged affidavit of identification shall be guilty of a Class IV felony.

Respiratory care
71-1,235
Sections 71-1,227 to 71-1,236 shall not prohibit:
(2) The gratuitous care, including the practice of respiratory care, of the ill by a friend or member of the family or by a person who is not licensed to practice respiratory care if such person does not represent himself or herself as a respiratory care practitioner;

Nutrition Therapy
Section 71-1,287
After September 1, 1996, no person shall practice medical nutrition therapy unless he or she is licensed for such purpose pursuant to the Uniform Licensing Law. The practice of medical nutrition therapy shall not include:
(8) Persons who care for the sick in accordance with the tenets and practices of any bona fide church or religious denomination;

Section 71-1,299 Certified marriage and family therapist, 71-1,300 Certified master social work, 71-1,301 Certified master social worker, 71-1,302 Certified professional counselor, 71-1,303 Certified social work, 71-1,304 Certified social worker, 71-1,305 Consultation, 71-1,306 Marriage and family therapy, 71-1,307 Mental health practice, 71-1,308 Mental health practitioner, defined; 71-1,309 Mental health program, 71-1,310 Professional counseling, 71-1,311 Social work practice or the practice of social work,

Section 71-1,312
No person shall engage in mental health practice or hold himself or herself out as a mental health practitioner unless he or she is licensed for such purpose pursuant to the Uniform Licensing Law, except that this section shall not be construed to prevent:
(6) Duly recognized members of the clergy from providing mental health services in the course of their ministerial duties and consistent with the codes of ethics of their profession if they do not represent themselves to be mental health practitioners;

Section 71-1,318 Practice of social work;
After September 1, 1994, no person may represent himself or herself as a social worker unless he or she is certified to practice social work pursuant to the Uniform Licensing Law, except that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent:
(1) Qualified members of other professions, including, but not limited to, licensed physicians, registered or licensed practical nurses, attorneys, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, vocational guidance counselors, school psychologists, members of the clergy, court employees, or other persons licensed or certified under Chapter 71, article 1, from doing work consistent with the scope of practice of their respective professions, except that such qualified members shall not hold themselves out to the public by title as being engaged in the practice of social work

Section 71-1,353
No person shall engage in alcohol and drug counseling or hold himself or herself out as an alcohol and drug counselor unless he or she is licensed for such purpose pursuant to the Uniform Licensing Law, except that this section shall not be construed to prevent:
(4) Duly recognized members of the clergy from providing alcohol and drug counseling in the course of their ministerial duties and consistent with the codes of ethics of their profession if they do not represent themselves to be alcohol and drug counselors;

Section 71-6210
Health profession shall mean any regulated health profession or any health professional group not previously regulated.

Section 71-6211
Health professional group not previously regulated shall mean those persons or groups who are not currently licensed or otherwise regulated under Chapter 71, who are determined by the director to be qualified by training, education, or experience to perform the functions prescribed in this section, and whose principal functions, customarily performed for remuneration, are to render services directly or indirectly to individuals for the purpose of:
(1) Preventing physical, mental, or emotional injury or illness, excluding persons acting in their capacity as clergy


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