Amber Collins of South Kingstown says she is ordained “by Dudism, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and the Church of Universal Life.” This has qualified her to officiate some marriages in Rhode Island.
Now she may not need those instant online, easy-to-get, credentials.
The State of Rhode Island has said “I do” in giving marriage officiant rights to anyone over 18 year-old wanting to legally marry a couple.
With a swift stroke of his pen this summer, Gov. Dan McKee put the final stamp on the law making anyone over that age the state’s legal witness by simply giving the state a small sum and getting official permission a few weeks later.