"The laws of this commonwealth have not endowed non-residents with an unfettered right to marry," the court wrote in its 38-page opinion. "Only non-resident couples who come to Massachusetts to marry and intend to reside in this commonwealth thereafter can be issued a marriage license without consideration of any impediments to marriage that existed in their former home states."The central reason I raise this question is that my father, who's home of records remains Oregon, decided to invite a california native, who had been working as a social worker in watts, to the state of Mass to be his second wife.
[ cf Court: Gays Can't Come to Mass. to Marry ]
At the time there was no question that it was sorta OK for them to get married. But was it really!?! Since they got married and we got orders OUTUS, again.
Hum... Why exactly should Civilians be Given these Special Privileges? Or did they grant this to my father because of his good standing in the Armed Forces?
Does Service Lead To Citizenship?