Zooming Zion: Israeli S. Ct. Holds That Remote Utah Marriages Are Valid in Israel
From Times of Israel (Jeremy Sharon):
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Interior Ministry is obligated to register as married couples who wed in online civil ceremonies through the American state of Utah ….
The decision means that couples who cannot marry in Israel through the Chief Rabbinate, or do not wish to do so, are now legally able to get married without physically leaving the country. Israel has no civil marriage mechanism due to the objection of religious political parties, but recognizes civil unions formed abroad….
Article from Reason.com