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c. 22 BEATRICE REGINA IMPERATRIX FORLINARUM MARRIAGE EQUALITY ACT 2014 2014 chapter 22 An Act to

BEATRICE REGINA IMPERATRIX FORLINARUM

MARRIAGE EQUALITY ACT 2014

2014 chapter 22

An Act to make provision for the marriage of opposite-sex and same-sex couples in Forlini, about gender change by married persons and civil partners, about consular functions relating to marriage, for permitting marriages according to the usages of religious organisations to be then solemnized on the authority of the Crown, for reformulating the official definition of marriage, and for connected purposed.

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E IT ENACTED by the Empress’ Most Excellent Imperial Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Royals, Lords, Nobles, Peers of the Council of Families

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and the Commons of the Senate and the House of Representatives, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Part 1

MARRIAGE OF SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FORLINI

1)

Marriage of same-sex couples is lawful.

2)

The marriage of a same-sex couple may only be solemnized in accordance with:

  • - Part 2 of the Marriage Act 1892

  • - Part 6 of the Marriage Act 1892

  • - The Marriage Registry and Licensing Act 1932, or

3)

  • - an Order-in-Council under the Great Seal of the Realm bearing the Monarchs Sign Manual, made under corresponding parts of Parliamentary Acts relating to marriage in Forlini. The State allows its citizens to marry civilly in that the Crown officiates and solemnizes such marriage as may be properly done in accordance with relating laws. Civil marriage is defined as:

  • - a marriage, officiated by a Crown Officer who, in their capacity, represents the Monarch of Forlini.

  • - It is fully done in the name of the Crown, bearing the Royal Prerogative to solemnize such marriage.

  • - It bears no religious procedures.

  • - It affords couples, opposite-sex or same-sex, the same rights and responsibilities as any other marriages.

Part 2

NO COMPULSION FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS TO SOLEMNIZE

1)

A person may not be compelled by any means (including by the enforcement of a contract or a statutory or other legal requirements) to:

  • - Undertake an opt-in activity (officiate, solemnize and or be present at a marriage) or

  • - Refrain from undertaking an opt-out activity (give consent and authorize an annulation of marriage)

Part 3

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE IN FORLINI

1)

A marriage is a matrimonial union between two persons of age, of opposite sex or same-sex, as may be properly carried out relating to corresponding laws of marriage. A marriage can be a:

  • - Religious marriage, officiated and solemnized both by a religious organisation and the State or

  • - a civil marriage, officiated and solemnized by the Crown in right of Forlini.

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2)

A married couple have rights and responsibilities as set forth by Marriage Act 1892