Bill No. 19

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Marriage And Divorce Bill

THE MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE BILL, 2009
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ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

1. Commencement
2. Application
3. Interpretation
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2009

PART I—PRELIMINARY

PART II—GENERAL

Marriage Districts
Appointment of District Registrars and Deputy District Registrars
Registrar of marriages
Office of District Registrar
District Marriage and Divorce Register Book
Minister to license places of public worship to solemnize marriages
Minister’s power to grant special licence to marry
Minister may direct where to solemnize marriage
Recognised marriages
Widow inheritance prohibited, marriage allowed
Marriage gifts not an essential requirement
PART III—REQUIREMENTS, PRELIMINARIES AND
SOLEMNIZATION OF CIVIL MARRIAGES
Requirements of a valid Civil Marriage

Minimum age for marriage
Consent to marriage
Prohibited degrees of relationship
Same sex marriage prohibited
Preliminaries for a Civil Marriage

Notice in civil marriage
Civil Marriages Notice Book
District Registrar’s marriage licence in civil marriage
Marriage to take place within three months of the issue of the
District Registrar’s licence

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