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The couple would be entering into aremarriage. Any couple married outside of the State that wishes to renewtheir marriage commitment in New Jersey may do so by applying for and receivinga remarriage license and thereafter engage in a remarriage ceremony, as setforth at N.J.S.A. 37:1-7. The 72 hour waiting period does not apply toremarriages.
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No. Just as withopposite-sex couples, so long as your out-of-state marriage is consistent withthe laws and public policy of New Jersey, your marriage is valid and recognizedin this State and you will not need to enter into a New Jersey marriage.
No. Your domestic partnership will remain intactand will still be on file with the local municipality where the ceremony wasperformed or the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry after you enter intomarriage with your domestic partner.
You will not have to dissolve your civil unionin order to enter into marriage so long as you are marrying your current civilunion partner. However, if you wish to marry someone other than yourcivil union partner, then you must have your civil union dissolved before youcan enter into marriage with someone else.
Civil unions remain valid. Your civilunion will remain intact and will still be on file with the local municipalitywhere the ceremony was performed or the Office of Vital Statistics and Registryafter you enter into marriage with your civil union partner.
Civil Unions will not automatically convert tomarriages. Civil unions remain valid and couples may continue to enter intocivil unions if those so choose. A civil union couple will have to applyfor and receive a marriage license and thereafter engage in a marriage ceremonyin order to receive a marriage certificate.
Yes. TheCivil Union Act remains in full force and effect.
Yes. All individuals, including those already ina civil union, who apply for marriage licenses must comply with the 72 hourwaiting period unless a New Jersey Superior Court Judge enters an order waivingthe wait period due to emergency circumstances.
Couples who are currently in a civil union andhave not entered in a valid marriage outside of this State must apply for amarriage license, not a remarriage license, and must wait 72 hours beforereceiving their marriage license.