As we know Montana is the 4th largest state, it is full of amazing National Parks (7), and tourists LOVE it here. So besides those couple of things, what else does Montana have that makes it stand out? Makes it truly "one of a kind"?

Double-proxy Marriage. Ok, don't worry, when I first heard this I was like "what the heck is that"? So basically it means that you and your significant other do not actually have to be present to be legally married.

Other states allow "Proxy Marriage", where one person can be lacking their presence and still get married, but Montana is the only state that both can be "missing" or not present.

Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash
Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash

Why would anyone do this? I thought right away, "what fun is it if you are not saying you're "I do's" to each other? But after reading a full article here, it totally makes sense now. Let's say you and your partner are both overseas, or living in two different parts of the 4th largest state but want to get married. Well, now you can. There are of course some rules that apply to having a Double-proxy marriage.

1. You have to be a Montana resident OR

2. Active-duty Military member.

Here are the actual terms, but basically it's one or the other of those two rules. Numbers are increasing with double-proxy marriages, which I thought was maybe because of the pandemic?

What do you guys think? Would you have a double-proxy marriage? Or hold out in hopes of being able to have you and your partner both present?

cc: kbzk

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