TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 5, 2019
Starting July 1, individuals who become ordained online may no longer perform marriages in Tennessee, Knoxnews reports. Previously, the law didn't specifically address online officiants. Current law states ordination or designation is required to be via "a considered, deliberate, and responsible act." That, according to a 2015 Tennessee attorney general's opinion, disqualified online ordained officiants. "Other than the click of a mouse," the 2015 opinion reads, the online ordination was not a "considered, deliberate, and responsible act."