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517.18 MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZATION.
    Subdivision 1. Friends or Quakers. All marriages solemnized among the people called
Friends or Quakers, in the form heretofore practiced and in use in their meetings, shall be valid and
not affected by any of the foregoing provisions. The clerk of the meeting in which such marriage is
solemnized, within one month after any such marriage, shall deliver a certificate of the same to the
local registrar of the county where the marriage took place, under penalty of not more than $100.
Such certificate shall be filed and recorded by the court administrator under a like penalty. If such
marriage does not take place in such meeting, such certificate shall be signed by the parties and at
least six witnesses present, and shall be filed and recorded as above provided under a like penalty.
    Subd. 2. Baha'i. Marriages may be solemnized among members of the Baha'i faith by
the chair of an incorporated local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is, according to the form and
usage of such society.
    Subd. 3. Hindus; Muslims. Marriages may be solemnized among Hindus or Muslims by
the person chosen by a local Hindu or Muslim association, according to the form and usage of
their respective religions.
    Subd. 4. American Indians. Marriages may be solemnized among American Indians
according to the form and usage of their religion by an Indian Mide' or holy person chosen by
the parties to the marriage.
    Subd. 5. Construction of section. Nothing in subdivisions 2 to 4 shall be construed to alter
the requirements of section 517.01, 517.09 or 517.10.
History: (8578) RL s 3567; 1947 c 66 s 1; 1967 c 247 s 1; 1976 c 11 s 1; 1979 c 243 s 12;
1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 2004 c 273 s 9