Bill No. 19 Clause Marriage And Divorce Bill THE MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE BILL, 2009 ________ ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES 1. Commencement 2. Application 3. Interpretation 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 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 1

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