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FAQ:Texas Marriage License

What you need to know to obtain a marriage license in the state of Texas

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Can two people of the same sex obtain a marriage license?

No, same sex marriage is not legal in the state of Texas.

Who is capable of marrying us?

Licensed ministers, priests, Jewish rabbis, justices of the supreme court, justices of the peace and magistrates of the state of Texas are all eligible for performing marriages.
How soon after purchasing a marriage license can the marriage ceremony be held?

There is a wait period of 72 hours before using a marriage license.

How many days do we have to use the license ?

A marriage ceremony must be conducted within 30 days of receiving the marriage license.

Can two people of the same sex obtain a marriage license?

No, same sex marriage is not legal in the state of Texas.

Who is capable of marrying us?

Licensed ministers, priests, Jewish rabbis, justices of the supreme court, justices of the peace and magistrates of the state of Texas are all eligible for performing marriages.

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