License no longer needed to wed

Beginning Aug. 29 couples wanting to get married in Alabama will no longer need a marriage license in advance due to a bill passed by the Alabama Legislature removing that requirement.

According to information released by the Escambia County (Ala.) Judge of Probate office the new law notes that while couples certainly may have a ceremony, but no ceremony is required.

As of Aug. 29, couples wishing to be married must complete a form provided by the state that can be accessed from the Alabama Department of Public Health's website at The form must then be signed by th...