How do same sex couples get married in the US?
September 6, 2013 1:12 PM Subscribe
Completely clueless here. Been with my partner since 2000, we married each other in our living room in 2005 & had a bash afterwards with close friends. Now that we get Federal tax benefits, we're looking to take the plunge. Except we have no idea what the logistics are.
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It's possible that I'm not googling the right terms, but a quick tour of the marriage info page on hrc.org
and the wikipedia page
seems like it's more about benefits but they don't really spell out the actual process of getting married.
We're in NC, so we're considering a trip to DC, NY, or possibly CA to do the deed. We don't even know where to start, how to apply, what documents we need or how much it costs. For all we know, we show up with a fishing license & take a breathalyzer test & we're good to go.
We've had Healthcare & Financial powers of attorneys and living wills in place for several years.
What if we don't want a big to-do? What if we just want to be low key about it, & have it just be a formal paper signing or whatever it is? Does it have to be public?