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Old 01-09-2017, 08:41 PM
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Default Florida no longer issues marriage licenses to the incarcerated

Unfortunately, marriage licenses are no longer being issued to anyone incarcerated in FL. This was effective 1/3/2017. The reason I know is we were set to be married on 1/7/17. On 1/4/17 I got a call from the chaplain at my husband's facility telling me the "bad news". Thank God I had already purchased our marriage license in Union Co. on 12/30/16. We had to call and confirm our license was valid. It was and we had a happy ending to our marriage journey on 1/7/17. I feel really sad for those who can't get a marriage license any longer. Apparently they are enforcing a law that states FL residents must appear in person at the courthouse to get a license. Since an inmate can't do this, they are the ones impacted by this interpretation of the FL law.

I really hope someone is able to challenge this law legally. By contrast, non Florida residents can get marriage licenses by mail and never have to appear at the clerk's office! The state doesn't want to hurt their wedding tourism
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Wow. Thank god we got married last month. And got ours at union county.
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