What Is The Legal Definition Of Marriage?

By: LawInfo
Marriage is defined as a civil contract between two people who meet the legal requirements for getting married established by the state, which vary from state to state.  Generally, to be married, two people must be of opposite gender. However, some states are in the process of changing the different sex requirement.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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