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Both the United States and Mexico recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions as long as the marriage was legal in the jurisdiction it was performed. Both countries, however, reserve the right to reject a marriage which is "against public policy" (e.g., incestuous or polygamous marriages). As for same-sex marriages, they are recognized by Mexico and all Mexican states, but not by the federal government in the United States and not by most U.S. states. I believe you are asking if a previous marriage performed in Mexico will prevent you from marrying someone else in the United States. That answer is YES. When you apply for a marriage license, you will need to state how many times you were married before. If you lie and say you were not married, then you are committing the crime of bigamy and your newly attempted marriage is fraudulent and invalid. If you tell the truth and say you were previously married in Mexico, you will be asked to show how that marriage ended (whether in divorce, annulment or death of one spouse). If your previous marriage was a same-sex marriage and you are seeking to marry in a U.S. state that does not recognize same-sex marriage, then presumably you would be allowed to marry someone of the opposite sex as the same-sex marriage is considered invalid.

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No a license has no legal standing. However, a legal marriage in Mexico is binding in the US, a certificate of marriage is needed.

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The license must be issued by the county where the ceremony is to take place. A legal marriage in Mexico is valid in the US.

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