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No, You Can’t Marry a Corporation

Bride standing with groom kneeling

Now for something on the lighter side, a Quora question and my answer: Q. If marriage is a constitutionally protected right between people, and corporations are guaranteed the rights of a person, is it possible to marry a corporation? (Emphasis added.)

A. No. Marriage is reserved for natural persons (let’s not get into which pairs of natural persons). Corporations and other business entities are artificial persons.

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  1. 11/8/2010 | 7:44 am Permalink

    Actually, the Supreme Court famously declared in the late 19th century that corporations were entitled to the protections of the 14th Amendment, notwithstanding the fact that its scope is limited to “persons.”

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