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Marriage is more than a romantic promise between two individuals; marriage is a legal union, and marriage laws are imposed by every state for two people who wish to get married. Generally, anyone wishing to be legally wed must apply for a license and meet the requirements within the state he or she lives. Some states have residency requirements for marriage stating that only those who live within that state can get married within its borders, while all states set a minimum age for marriage or an age at which marriage is permitted with parental consent. For more information on the marriage laws and requirements in your state, refer to the articles and answers to frequently asked questions about marriage in this section.