Married Without License

Bitter Clinger: Marriage requires a license because of the legal entanglement....

Not exactly. I mentioned on here recently that Milady and I married each other by Okla. common law. No state license, also no JP or preacher, just "holding ourselves forth as married." (I did change my will to reflect it.)

You have to be dang sure folks know you're "holding yourself forth," though, should you come to any of those legal entanglements you mentioned. And I think you forgot one of the worst: divorce.