||Saturday, April 1, 2000
||Solemnizing a marriage in Florida.
||If you would like to read these online, you can do so at:
From here click on 1999 Florida Statutes (Full Volume).
Then click on TITLE XLIII.
Then click on Chapter 741.
Then click on Chapter 741.07.
741.07 Persons authorized to solemnize matrimony.--
(1) All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or
elders in communion with some church, or other ordained
clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired
judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and
notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of
matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by
law. Nothing in this section shall make invalid a marriage
which was solemnized by any member of the clergy, or as
otherwise provided by law prior to July 1, 1978.
(2) Any marriage which may be had and solemnized among
the people called "Quakers," or "Friends," in the manner
and form used or practiced in their societies, according
to their rites and ceremonies, shall be good and valid in
law; and wherever the words "minister" and "elder" are used
in this chapter, they shall be held to include all of the
persons connected with the Society of Friends, or Quakers,
who perform or have charge of the marriage ceremony
according to their rites and ceremonies.