The topic of same-sex marriage is widely contested on a global scale. Despite significant progress made by certain nations in recognizing and legalizing same-sex marriage, there remain numerous countries that have yet to acknowledge the fundamental right of LGBTQ+ individuals to marry and have their relationships and rights acknowledged.

Are same-sex marriages legal in Israel?

While there have been ongoing debates and legal challenges in Israel regarding the recognition of same-sex marriage, with some advocating for changes to the law to allow for full marriage equality, as of now,  same-sex marriage remains illegal in Israel.

How can I get married in Israel as a same-sex couple?

Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized or legal in Israel. However, same-sex couples may choose to get married abroad in a country where same-sex marriage is legal and then have their marriage recognized as a civil union upon returning to Israel. 

In addition, same-sex couples in Israel may also enter into a domestic partnership agreement, which provides some legal recognition and benefits, such as inheritance rights and the ability to make medical decisions for one another. However, domestic partnerships are not equivalent to marriage and do not provide all of the same legal rights and benefits.

Another alternative for same-sex couples in Israel is to get legally married online through Courtly. Courtly offers a solution by allowing couples to obtain a valid US marriage certificate from the state of Utah, with no residency or citizenship requirement. This option has become increasingly popular among same-sex couples living in countries where same-sex marriage is still illegal, such as Israel, as it provides a legal and hassle-free way to tie the knot without having to break the bank on traveling internationally.

What are the benefits of having a legal US marriage certificate?

For same-sex couples in Israel, having a legal US marriage certificate can provide several benefits. LGBTQ+ couples may choose to have their marriage recognized in the country using their legal US marriage certificate. This is similar to traveling internationally to get married without having to spend a lot of money.

Another benefit is that the US marriage certificate can be used as evidence of the couple's relationship when applying for immigration benefits in the United States or in countries that recognize same-sex marriage. This can be helpful for same-sex couples who are planning to move to the United States or elsewhere and want to be recognized as a married couple.

But even if migration isn’t in the plan, a US marriage certificate is still a legal document formalizing a couple’s marriage and serves as a record of their union recognized by the United States. It also symbolizes their commitment to each other and provides formal recognition of their love and relationship.

With Courtly, same-sex couples can take the leap of love without having to travel outside the country.

What are the processes involved in getting married online?

Using Courtly, couples may do the entire process online from any place. A legitimate US marriage certificate may be acquired quickly, easily, and in most cases, in less than 48 hours, without any documentation.

1. Complete the sign-up procedure by creating an account.

It's super simple to register with Courtly and get married online! To join, simply click the "Get Married" button in the top right corner and follow the on-screen instructions. As soon as you create your account, you will be able to begin filling up your application.

2. Upload your pictures and private data.

A government-issued ID with the applicant's name and birthday clearly displayed is required.Our secure ID system accepts several types of IDs from more than 200 nations!

We will check for any ambiguities and work with the authorities to make sure everything is ready for your big day.

3. Decide on the ceremony's format, setting, and officiant.

It's time to act! Choose a venue and ceremony style that suits you. Depending on the time and day you select, we'll match you with one of Courtly's legally qualified US officiants.

4. After paying for your wedding package, you will get an email confirmation.

Make the payment and watch for Courtly's email of confirmation. When this is finished, the wedding bells should start to sound!

5. Join your family and friends online to celebrate your marriage!

Finally, get hitched online while lounging in your house (or any other place with a strong internet connection!). It should take roughly 15 minutes to complete the ceremony.

A digital copy of your US marriage certificate will be sent to you immediately after your online wedding, and a printed copy will be sent to you within a week or two. Soon after the wedding, you may download your digital marriage license.

How much does it cost to get married online?

Courtly's packages start at ₪1,850 for a digital and physical license as well as an online ceremony. This will cover the officiant, the government-mandated application cost, concierge assistance, and a digital marriage certificate. Couples shouldn't have to go bankrupt to show their affection.

Thanks to Courtly, getting married has become more accessible and affordable than ever before. Courtly allows LGBTQ+ couples to tie the knot with an easy and straightforward process from obtaining a marriage license to booking the officiant and processing the marriage certificate.

So, if you're ready to take the next step, start your journey to a lifelong commitment with Courtly today.

Let us handle the paperwork.

Getting married is complicated. Courtly simplifies the process and provides everything necessary to get married online, including providing a licensed officiant who can perform a remote ceremony.

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