Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Marriage Under Christian Law

Marriage of persons professing the Christian religion is governed by the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872. Every marriage between persons, at least one of whom is a Christian, can be solemnized in accordance with the provisions of the Christian Marriage Act. Under this Act, marriages can be performed by a minister of religion in a church or by a registrar of marriages. Marriage, as is seen in Christian tradition, is not merely a civil contract nor is it purely a religious contract. A marriage among Christians, as per Marriage laws in India, is traditionally understood as the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. The Christian Marriage Act requires that the marriage take place in the presence of at least 2 credible witnesses. Read more at......

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