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Section 47 of the Marriage Act

September 13, 2017 - 06:29 -- Admin

MARRIAGE ACT 1961 – SECT 47

Ministers of religion not bound to solemnise marriage etc.

 Nothing in this Part:

    (a)  imposes an obligation on an authorised celebrant, being a minister of religion, to solemnise any  marriage; or

    (b)  prevents such an authorised celebrant from making it a condition of his or her solemnising a marriage that:

(i)  longer notice of intention to marry than that required by this Act is given; or

(ii)  requirements additional to those provided by this Act are observed.