Bill No. 19
Clause

Marriage And Divorce Bill

2009

Solemnization of a Civil Marriage

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Solemnization of a civil marriage
Marriage certificate in a civil marriage
Objection to a civil marriage
Objection by person outside Uganda

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Grounds for objection to civil marriage.
Time within which to make an objection.
District Registrar to refer matter to a Magistrate court
Court to summon parties
Issuing of commissions
Procedure on making a decision in objection proceedings
Appeals from the court’s decision in objection proceedings

Objections to Civil Marriage

Void and Voidable Civil Marriages

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35. Voidable civil marriage
36. Voidable civil marriage valid until annulled

PART IV—REQUIREMENTS, PRELIMINARIES AND
SOLEMNIZATION OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES

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Requirements of a valid Christian Marriage

Minimum age for marriage
Consent to marriage
Prohibited degrees of relationship
Same sex marriage prohibited

Preliminaries of a Christian marriage

41. Publication of banns in a Christian marriage
42. Marriage to take place within three months of publication of banns

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