In South Dakota no laws exist requiring ministers to register with any government office in order to perform marriage though all wedding officiants must be at least 18 years of age. The only step you need to take to have the legal authority to perform marriage is to become an AMM minister. You do not need prior ministerial experience and we welcome people of all beliefs and backgrounds.
Although there is no legal requirement for ministers to register with the South Dakota government, in the past certain County Registrar's offices have asked our ministers to produce documentation verifying their ordination.
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We believe that people of all backgrounds can find community within the simple tenets of our faith.
The AMM ordination is free, requires no special course of study, and takes only a moment.
A marriage is a momentus spiritual event, but the legal act of solemnizing marriage is nothing more than signing a piece of paper; a task that does not necessitate the time, expense, and academia of a traditional seminarial degree.
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