Your union is private, you have no obligation to marry a government.
Before the 16th Century, marriage was a private agreement between families, and usually sanctioned by the church. In Colonial America, marriage licenses were issued to prevent bigamy and to legitimize children. As America developed, the government began using marriage licenses as a way to control what races could marry. In her New York Times article “Taking Marriage Private,” Stephanie Coontz reports that “by the 1920s, 38 states prohibited whites from marrying blacks, 'mulattos,' Japanese, Chinese, Indians, 'Mongolians,' 'Malays' or Filipinos.” Some states would not issue a license if the bride or groom was considered an addict, a drunk, mentally deficient or previously married. However, by the mid- to late- 20th century, these laws were repealed. Today, licenses are primarily for legal and contractual—not prohibitive—purposes.
There is no charge for the recording of your union. The validity of any document issued by the RGH is self evident, however it is up to you and your partner to formalise your contractual agreements with each other and in a manner that you and your offspring are adequately and legally protected.
Become a human rights activist for the republic and hold Governments, Corporations and Individuals accountable for actions that violate treaties and constitutions.
Our citizens endevour to protect the rights of all groups with specifics to:
- Freedom of Movement
- Freedom of Association
- Freedom from Slavery
Our citizens document, compile and take legal action against human rights violators.
A cornerstone of the republic is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared in Paris in 1948.
We encourage you to read this document and to take the time to learn your rights. It is by knowing your rights that we can create a better world together.