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Weddings in state of Texas
« on: March 06, 2010, 03:57:52 AM »
For those that are curious, the following is an excerpt of the Texas Constitution that concerns marriages. It seems that it would be doable without much trouble, maybe needing the letter of good standing to show to the county clerk.

Family Code
Chapter 2 Subchapter C

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Sec. 2.202.  PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT CEREMONY.  (a)  The following persons are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony:
(1)  a licensed or ordained Christian minister or priest;
(2)  a Jewish rabbi;
(3) a person who is an officer of a religious organization and who is authorized by the organization to conduct a marriage ceremony; and
(4)  a justice of the supreme court, judge of the court of criminal appeals, justice of the courts of appeals, judge of the district, county, and probate courts, judge of the county courts at law, judge of the courts of domestic relations, judge of the juvenile courts, retired justice or judge of those courts, justice of the peace, retired justice of the peace, or judge or magistrate of a federal court of this state.
(b)  For the purposes of this section, a retired judge or justice is a former judge or justice who is vested in the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One or the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two or who has an aggregate of at least 12 years of service as judge or justice of any type listed in Subsection (a)(4).
(c)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), a person commits an offense if the person knowingly conducts a marriage ceremony without authorization under this section.  An offense under this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d)  A person commits an offense if the person knowingly conducts a marriage ceremony of a minor whose marriage is prohibited by law or of a person who by marrying commits an offense under Section 25.01, Penal Code.  An offense under this subsection is a felony of the third degree.

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 03:09:16 PM »
My best friend just asked me to reside over their wedding. I am planning on going to the county clerk with Certificate and Letter of Good Standing in hand...

We'll see how it goes. I read up on this law before I saw it here, and it seems pretty straight forward. Should work.

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 11:14:22 PM »
Yo! Welcome to the forum dude. ;D
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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 12:18:40 AM »
Did the wedding work? I live in Texas too and I'm just curious dude

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 01:44:50 AM »
Did the wedding work? I live in Texas too and I'm just curious dude

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 09:32:53 PM »
Will do man, will do :)

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 11:44:11 AM »
I've done six weddings in Texas.  All legal. :)

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Re: Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 11:55:00 AM »
I myself have dabbled in officiating, not in Texas of course. No offense to Texas, but I only do dudeist weddings in states that recognize everyone's right to marry. Say what you will about pluralism, at least it's an ethos.
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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 01:20:55 PM »
Sometimes you have to accept where you live, especially if you're committed to people and education.  I would feel bad if I denied friends a favor to make a political statement.  Just wouldn't seem dudely.

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Re: Re: Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 03:12:43 PM »
Sometimes you have to accept where you live, especially if you're committed to people and education.  I would feel bad if I denied friends a favor to make a political statement.  Just wouldn't seem dudely.

I'd actually really like to have this discussion because I think that it's relevant to understanding the abiding ethic, but I've seen too many misunderstandings happen in online discussion when two dudes can't share an oat soda and look each other in the eye. So noble dude, for now let's just dig each others styles and agree to disagree and hope we get a chance to share a lane someday and discuss it more.
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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 06:48:54 PM »
Sometimes you have to accept where you live, especially if you're committed to people and education.  I would feel bad if I denied friends a favor to make a political statement.  Just wouldn't seem dudely.

Welcome to our beach community, NobleElement, grab a place on the trampoline and abide, dude. bars over there.
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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 08:43:59 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome, dudes.

I should point out I have a standing offer with a few dudes, men and women, to perform their nuptials if it's ever legalised in this state. I'm up for doing commitment ceremonies, too. ;)

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 09:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome, dudes.

I should point out I have a standing offer with a few dudes, men and women, to perform their nuptials if it's ever legalised in this state. I'm up for doing commitment ceremonies, too. ;)

Far out, man. A definite achievement.
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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »
I've done six weddings in Texas.  All legal. :)

What title did you use on the marriage license? Priest?

Also I am new here, my first post though Ordained in 2011. The Dude abides, guess that's why it took me so long to ask.

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Re: Weddings in state of Texas
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 07:28:10 AM »
I'm glad and slightly surprised to hear that Texas is slightly chill about the rules.
I have no intuition about what Texas is like.
On one hand they seem chill.
And on the other they seem to have a giant stick up the backside about things.
As I understand it there are sort of 2 states (and states of mind) as in the Austin 'vs' Dallas?
But I'm talking out my backside on this.
Look at me being undude.

Actually not to hijack things but there's a "study" by Psychologists (study in quotes because most of what psychologists study is not much more sound than palm reading IMO) about the most Uptight and Chill states. As a generalization I suspect there is something to it.
https://mic.com/articles/93189/psychologists-studied-the-most-uptight-states-in-america-and-found-a-striking-pattern#.mde0KbVR8
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 07:42:38 AM by BikerDude »

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