Ohio is one of a small number of states that recognizes common law marriage -- but only if you've been together for a long time.
Ohio law provides that males may marry at the age of 18 and females at the age of 16. Those who are younger must first obtain consent to marry.
Only opposite-sex couples are currently permitted to obtain a marriage license in Ohio. Ohio does not recognize same-sex marriage, nor same-sex divorce. Ohio law also does not currently allow opposite-sex couples to marry if they were of the same biological sex at birth (that is prior to one's gender reassignment surgery).
Yes and no. A common law marriage entered into in Ohio before October 10, l991 constitutes a valid, legal marriage in Ohio. On October 10, l991, Ohio abolished common law marriage. After that date, no new common law marriages can be formed.
A common law marriage exists only if all of the following are true: