Couples must wait at least 72 hours to be married unless the man has raped the woman

Say a man and woman want to get married in New Jersey. They’ll have to wait at least 72 hours. Unless, that is, the man was arrested for “bastardy, rape, fornication or of having had carnal knowledge of an unmarried female, and the accused person consents to marry such female.” In that case, officials can […]

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