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What is a marriage?

July 24th, 2013
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I am writing this following the recent debate about same-sex marriage – should it be allowed, should it go ahead, what do religious institutions feel about it. But what does the Law say about it? This encouraged me to look at the whole issue of void and voidable marriages. A marriage is void if it is made, for instance, with prohibited degrees of relationship (for example fathers and daughters, brothers and sisters e.t.c. or if either party is under 16).  There are also voidable marriages.