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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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It borrows aspects from civil marriage laws of other countries, said Jennifer Farhat, a lawyer on the team that drafted the law.
The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey concludes on 27 October, with survey results to be published on 15 November.
Activist Nada Trigui believes that the timing of the marriage law reform is destined to distract Tunisians and the international community from alleged abuses under Essebsi's leadership.
The decision, it said, also took into consideration the findings of the report of the human rights commissioner, which expressed the view that the requirement of disclosure of religious beliefs through the marriage law, "violates human rights, exposes persons to discrimination and violation of rights of a person in respect of privacy and freedom of thinking, conscience and religion".
To an extent, this may explain why Pakistan could not enact a Hindu marriage law until now.
2) The oral arguments (3) at the Court, which occurred on April 28, 2015, were muddy in regard to the goals of marriage law.
HUNDREDS of gay couples have wed after the change in the same-sex marriage law.
WASHINGTON -- Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
Professor Probert said: "Having written about the legal and social aspects of how our ancestors married in Marriage Law for Genealogists and invited people to get in touch with any particularly puzzling marital relationships in their family trees, I was struck by the number who raised questions relating to the ending of marriages.
The CII meeting, chaired by Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), also said that most of the clauses of the existing Muslim Marriage Law, 1961, were un-Islamic.
It incorporates temporary marriages common in the maritime world, Maori marriage traditions and rituals of betrothal and pakuwha, and Christian marriage traditions, including common-law marriage, Maori customary marriage, and unions sanctioned by the church and state, and considers how they informed the development of marriage law and practice in the country.
A letter signed by the Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Rev Alan Wilson, several retired Church of England bishops and five Anglican cathedral deans, said marriage law had evolved "over the centuries" in response to changes in society and scientific knowledge.