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Whether you're planning a small and intimate affair, or a large celebration, there are a few important things you should know while planning your wedding in Newport in order to make sure it's official.
If you currently live in Rhode Island
Any person who, having been previously married or been a party to another relationship that provides substantially the same rights, benefits and responsibilities as a marriage, must prove that the marriage or relationship has ended to the City Clerk's Office before a license to marry is issued;
The City Clerk must be presented with a certified copy (a copy that includes a raised state seal or similar mark) of the decree granting the divorce or an authenticated copy of the final dissolution of the previous relationship;
As of August 1, 2013, same-sex marriage is legal in Rhode Island. Also, as of August 1, 2013, Rhode Island will no longer allow couples to enter into a civil union. Any person who otherwise meets the marriage eligibility requirements of R.I.G.L. Chapters 15-1 and 15-2 may marry any other marriage-eligible person. Full marriage eligibility requirements may be found in R.I.G.L. Chapters 15-1 and 15-2, as amended by Public Law (PL) 2013-005
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