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Marriage, how solemnized
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 3
§ 12. Marriage, how solemnized. No particular form or ceremony is
required when a marriage is solemnized as herein provided by a clergyman
or magistrate, but the parties must solemnly declare in the presence of
a clergyman or magistrate and the attending witness or witnesses that
they take each other as husband and wife. In every case, at least one
witness beside the clergyman or magistrate must be present at the

The preceding provisions of this chapter, so far as they relate to the
manner of solemnizing marriages, shall not affect marriages among the
people called friends or quakers; nor marriages among the people of any
other denominations having as such any particular mode of solemnizing
marriages; but such marriages must be solemnized in the manner
heretofore used and practiced in their respective societies or
denominations, and marriages so solemnized shall be as valid as if this
article had not been enacted.