But what other outdated marriage laws exist today in the U. Read on to find out which states have (or had) the wackiest rules around. But of the five states that allow the practice—California, Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Montana—Montana is the only one that allows double-proxy weddings.Marriage by proxy, which means someone can stand in for a bride or groom who can't be present at his or her own wedding, is limited to members of the U. Essentially, neither the bride nor groom has to show up.Judith Browne Dianis hopes that women voters will start realize that “you’re being disenfranchised because you weren’t paying attention.Maybe you thought this was something that was just affecting people of color, or low-income people, but it’s impacting your voice and your ability to participate on the issues that matter to you.” For more data on voter ID laws and who they affect, click here.Of course, as long as it's different men, you can get married and divorced as many times as you like. Despite the fact that the infamous witch trials were over 300 years ago, religious conservatism is still alive in Salem, Massachusetts—at least on the law books.
Not only must Texas voters present government-issue photo IDs to vote, but now poll workers are required under the law to check these IDs against an official voting registry to determine if the two names “substantially” match.
When Americans all over the country head to the polls on November 5 to vote on mayoral candidates, ballot initiatives, gubernatorial races, and even members of Congress, they will be up against a new kind of voter ID law that has mostly cropped up in 20 and disproportionately affects women—as well as transgender voters and anyone else with a name change.
Controversial voter ID laws, which GOP proponents say are intended to prevent the (pretty much nonexistent) crime of voting fraud, are nothing new, and they have been criticized for targeting low-income voters, young people, and minorities.
For those heading to the polls, Kelly Ceballos, a spokesperson for the League of Women Voters, says the most important thing is for voters to get educated—Texas, for example, is reducing or eliminating the cost of getting a birth certificate copy in some counties—and not get discouraged.
“It is important to participate in the democratic process and the way to do that is to go to the polls and cast a ballot,” she says.