By David HirstThe number of married couples in Ohio rose to 6,096,000 in 2016 from 5,934,000 the previous year.
While Ohio’s marriage rate fell by more than 30 percent in the last decade, the numbers of marriages have continued to climb, with a total of 3,638,000 marriages recorded in 2016.
That’s a nearly 7 percent increase from the year before, when the state’s marriage population was just under 1.1 million.
According to the Ohio Department of Revenue, the marriage license is issued to a person who lives in the state, is married to a married person who has been living in Ohio for a year, and has been married to such a person for less than two years.
The state’s Department of Health Services, which administers marriage licenses, says that the license may be used by a spouse of a person whose license is suspended or revoked.
The Ohio Department for Children and Families, which issues the licenses, does not have an official definition for marriage licenses.
However, the state does define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The department says that if a person wants to get married, the person must get married by “good reason.”
According to The Ohio Marriage Licensing & Statistics Act, the term “good cause” is defined as “having been married in a lawful manner by a qualified person and not by unlawful coercion.”
In some cases, a marriage license may even be issued in the name of a child of a couple that were married in other states, as long as the marriage was lawfully obtained.
If a couple is legally separated, the court will decide whether the marriage is valid under the law.
“If the court finds that the marriage has been lawfully obtained by one of the parties, the parties may marry and the parties can obtain the license from the state,” according to the act.
However a marriage in Ohio can take years, and many couples are stuck waiting until the marriage process is complete before the marriage will take place.
The legal process for obtaining a marriage licenses can be lengthy, and sometimes couples are denied access to the process altogether.
“I have been married twice in Ohio and I was not able to get a marriage certificate in Ohio, because they were denied for so long,” said Marielle Jones, who lives near Cleveland and has a daughter.
“It has been a nightmare.
It is so frustrating and I don’t know how we will get married in Ohio.”
The Ohio Department to Assist Ohio’s Marriage LicensesIn a statement, the Ohio Marriage License Bureau said that the agency is “working to help Ohio’s citizens navigate the complex process of obtaining a license from their local government.”
The bureau said that there are numerous legal and regulatory obstacles that need to be cleared before a marriage can take place in Ohio.
The agency said that in the first seven months of 2017, it received more than 2,000 applications from people across the state seeking a marriage-related license.
In addition, the bureau said, a “complaint backlog” of 1,000-plus marriage licenses is in the process of being cleared and is expected to be completed by late summer.
The bureau has also been working to identify a backlog of 1.4 million marriage licenses waiting to be approved.