In the context of the United States, the authority to grant marriage licenses typically lies with state governments rather than the Attorney General or their representative. Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding marriage licenses, including who has the authority to issue them.
In most cases, marriage licenses are issued by a county clerk or a similar official at the county level. The requirements and procedures for obtaining a marriage license can vary from state to state, but they generally involve providing certain documents and paying a fee.
It’s important to note that while the Attorney General or their representative may not directly grant marriage licenses, they can play a role in matters related to marriage laws. Attorneys General are responsible for enforcing and interpreting state laws, which can include laws related to marriage, divorce, and other family matters. They may provide legal guidance, defend state laws in court, or advocate for changes to existing laws.