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Belated paperwork did not undermine marriage

A hard-fought battle over the technicalities of getting married in Virginia has been resolved with a narrow judicial preference for the validity of marriage over formulaic procedure. The backyard wedding of Richard Levick and Deborah MacDougall in 2002 – with a marriage license obtained only afterward – launched a tour of Virginia courtrooms a decade later, ...