If you are a same sex couple in a state where same sex marriage is still not legally allowed, and you want to get married over a weekend, forget Las Vegas. Same sex marriage is still not legal there, or in any of the other states below.
However, you can actually get married over a weekend, and pretty fast, in Los Angeles County. Due to a California state law which allows authorized notaries to issue certain marriage licenses, you can literally have a walk in wedding at any time. Notaries can issue Confidential Marriage Licenses, which are similar to Public Marriage Licenses but are not searchable in the public records (celebrities love these!).
There are rules. A notary can only issue a marriage license to a couple at least 18 years old and who state that they are currently living together (co-habiting). There are no state residency requirements – you can come from anywhere. What’s more interesting, your marriage will not be searchable on the public records, although you will be able to obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate at any time from the County Recorder’s office.
The following states currently do not allow same-sex marriage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
For more information, please contact Long2Wed at (818) 334-2WED (2933). If you fly in, we can accommodate your marriage right at your hotel or any other suitable location.