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Marriage and Divorce Bill Uganda

Marriage and Divorce Bill Uganda

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The Marriage and Divorce Bill is meant to reform civil marriages in Uganda. However the Bill has met criticism and opposition from many members of the community.
The Marriage and Divorce Bill is meant to reform civil marriages in Uganda. However the Bill has met criticism and opposition from many members of the community.

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Published by: Magelah Peter Gwayaka on Mar 22, 2013
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THE MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE BILL, 2009 ________ ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause
P
ART
I—P
RELIMINARY
1.Commencement2.Application3.InterpretationP
ART
II—G
ENERAL
4.Marriage Districts5.Appointment of District Registrars and Deputy District Registrars6.Registrar of marriages7.Office of District Registra8.District Marriage and Divorce Register Boo9.Minister to license places of public worship to solemnize marriages10.Minister’s power to grant special licence to marry11.Minister may direct where to solemnize marriage12.Recognised marriages13.Widow inheritance prohibited, marriage allowed14.Marriage gifts not an essential requirementP
ART
III—R 
EQUIREMENTS
, P
RELIMINARIESAND
S
OLEMNIZATIONOF
C
IVIL
M
ARRIAGES
 Requirements of a valid Civil Marriage
15.Minimum age for marriage16.Consent to marriage17.Prohibited degrees of relationship18.Same sex marriage prohibited
 Preliminaries for a Civil Marriage
19.Notice in civil marriage20.Civil Marriages Notice Book 21.District Registrar’s marriage licence in civil marriage22.Marriage to take place within three months of the issue of theDistrict Registrar’s licence
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Bill No. 19
 Marriage And DivorceBill
2009
 
ClauseSolemnization of a Civil Marriage
23.Solemnization of a civil marriage24.Marriage certificate in a civil marriage25.Objection to a civil marriage26.Objection by person outside Uganda
Objections to Civil Marriage
27.Grounds for objection to civil marriage.28.Time within which to make an objection.29.District Registrar to refer matter to a Magistrate court30.Court to summon parties31.Issuing of commissions32.Procedure on making a decision in objection proceedings33.Appeals from the court’s decision in objection proceedings
Void and Voidable Civil Marriages
34.Void civil marriage35.Voidable civil marriage36.Voidable civil marriage valid until annulledP
ART
IV—R 
EQUIREMENTS
, P
RELIMINARIESAND
S
OLEMNIZATIONOF
C
HRISTIAN
M
ARRIAGES
 Requirements of a valid Christian Marriage
37.Minimum age for marriage38.Consent to marriage39.Prohibited degrees of relationship40.Same sex marriage prohibited
 Preliminaries of a Christian marriage
41.Publication of banns in a Christian marriage42.Marriage to take place within three months of publication of banns
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Bill No. 19
 Marriage And DivorceBill
2009
 
ClauseSolemnization of Christian Marriage
43.Solemnization of a Christian marriage44.When a Christian marriage may not be solemnized45.Registration of a Christian marriage
Objections to Christian marriage
46.Objection to a Christian marriage47.Objection by person outside Uganda48.Grounds for objection to Christian marriage.49.Time within which to make an objection.50.District Registrar to refer matter to a Magistrate court51.Court to summon parties52.Issuing of Commissions53.Procedure on making a decision in objection proceedings54.Appeals from the court’s decision in objection proceedings
Void and Voidable Christian Marriages
55.Void Christian marriage56.Voidable Christian marriage57.Voidable Christian marriage valid until annulledP
ART
V—R 
EQUIREMENTS
, P
RELIMINARIESAND
S
OLEMNIZATIONOF
C
USTOMARY
M
ARRIAGES
 Requirements of a Valid Customary Marriage
58.Minimum age for marriage59.Consent to marriage60.Prohibited degrees of relationship
 Preliminaries for a Customary Marriage
61.Preliminaries for a customary marriage
Solemnization of a Customary Marriage
62.Place of solemnization63.Notice of intention to marry64.Solemnization of customary marriage
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Bill No. 19
 Marriage And DivorceBill
2009

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