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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Marriage Laws used by a Universal Ministries Wedding Officiant in Rhode Island 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.

15-3-5

Officials empowered to join persons in marriage. - Every ordained clergy or elder in good standing.

15-3-10

Penalty for marriage without license or despite impediment. - Every minister, elder, justice, warden, or other person who joins persons in marriage, without first receiving the license required by chapter 2 of this title, containing the required information, or whenever the solemnization of the marriage has been lawfully objected to and the impediment is not removed, shall be imprisoned not exceeding six (6) months or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

15-3-14

Neglect of duty by person performing ceremony. - Every minister, elder, justice, warden, or other person authorized to join persons in marriage, including those authorized to join in marriage according to the Jewish religion, who fails to perform any of the duties devolved upon him or her by this chapter, shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) with the exception of the penalties for the violations contained in ยงยง 15-3-10, 15-3-11, 15-3-15 and 15-3-16.

15-3-16

Solemnization of marriage without authority. - Every person who solemnizes a marriage without being legally authorized to do so shall be fined five hundred dollars ($500).


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Textbook for Ministers
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for Members
Minister training for performing Weddings
The Wedding
Professional
10-hour planned studies for marriage preparation
Pre-marital
Counseling
Funeral Training & Customs Book
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Funeral Ceremonies
& Rites

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