Please explain why you think you need a license in order to make a commitment in front of your friends/associates? Sure, you need one if you want the state to recognize it, but for a basic marriage, you do not.<quoted text>
Churches don't sell marriage licenses. Neither do Mosques; Temples; Synagogues; or Pow Wow Teepees
$35 marriage licenses are sold by clerks in county courthouses. They don't ask about religion
Judges and Justices of the Peace seal marriages; sometimes for free. The Judge/Justice signs the marriage license and returns it to the county clerk; who enters the information into the courthouse's family history database. No clergy required
The $35 price of the marriage license qualifies the couple for the government's $467,562.00 marriage benefit package and establishes legal kinship between the two previously unrelated people
*what* a deal!
For example, do you think people in the pre-territory days of the American frontier could not get married since there was no gov't overseeing it?