Let’s say that I got married to husband #1 in, oh, Tennessee.
Let’s say that later on down the road, I’m living in, oh, California with my spouse, and I go nuts and decide I want a second husband. I find a willing party and we head on down to the courthouse, and we apply for the marriage license.
Could I actually get away with this? Is there some big database of married people out there that gets checked before a marriage license is issued? (I don’t remember any kind of checks on Mr. Panda and me before we got hitched years ago.)
If not – let’s say the JOP performs the ceremony. I know the marriage isn’t valid, of course – but how long would it be before I eventually got busted? (Assume I’m not stupid enough to file taxes with the 2nd husband and I don’t go changing my name or publicizing it or anything.)
*No, I’m not thinking of taking a second husband (one is enough, thanks) – and I’ve never lived in TN or CA, I just pulled those out of thin air.