To me it’s like, the only marriage i see as valid is one done in a church. Civil marriage is just blah. But that isn’t the question haha. The question is; when you are going through a catholic marriage do they “require” you to do the civil also then, like the state marriage license right then. What if you wanted to just do the sacrament of marriage without filling out the paper for the government haha! So pretty much the government doesn’t know, just you your spouse the priest God and the witnesses, till you decide to finally fill out that paper and turn it in. Idk i started thinking about it and it got me wondering! why would you really need to report it? i mean if there was no government people would still be getting married. thats how they did it back in the day! if the government ever wanted to know who are the people that are important in your life they just look at your file. Even safety reasons thats pretty scary. haha weird questions but it just got me going.
i know the reasons why people do the civil marriage also it makes sense, also helps avoid issues whatever. but civil also has its down sides.