Is common law marriage a thing?

No, common law marriages are not allowed under Tennessee law. A couple can live together for decades and hold themselves out to others as married, but under Tennessee law none of the rights and privileges that come with legal marriages are ever extended to such people.

What are the penalties for not registering?

While a draft is unlikely, registration is still a legal obligation. Failure to register will cause ineligibility for a number of federal and state benefits including federal jobs and financial aid. Those who fail to register are ineligible for jobs in the Executive Branch as well as positions with the U.S. Postal Service. Men who…