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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 2 - 101 PART 1. APPLICATION FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE.
§48-2-101. Necessity of marriage license.
Every marriage in this state must be solemnized under a marriage license issued by a clerk of the county commission in accordance with the provisions of this article. If a ceremony of marriage is performed without a license, the attempted marriage is void, and the parties do not attain the legal status of husband and wife.

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