Follow me down the rabbit hole, shall we? What is intermarry? Interesting .... what is a license? Questions? 1. What is inherently illegal, unlawful, a trespass, or a tort about a man and a woman coming together in holy matrimony? 2. Why does a person, who may consider them self as having rights, require "permission by competent authority" to marry? Open to discussion. References  Blacks Law Dictionary, 6th Ed.