If you’re looking for a legal expert, you wouldn’t expect to find one writing for Yahoo! Movies, would you? Nah. But here’s one writer who thinks she knows something about U.S. marriage laws:
According to that writer, if you were married in England, France, or Dubai, you’re not married in the eyes of American law. If you had a destination wedding in the Caribbean or Tuscany, you’re not married in the U.S. You have to go through another ceremony in the States if you want the benefits of marriage.
I’m no lawyer. I don’t even play one on TV. But it seems to me that if you have a valid marriage license issued outside the U.S., it’s valid in the U.S. And I seem to remember something about Eddie Murphy’s symbolic — not legal — wedding in Bora Bora. Perhaps that’s why it is also not legal in the States. Ya think?