Marriage Act 1955

  • This version was replaced on 15 May 2020 to make a correction to Schedule 1 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
32 Marriage of Quakers

(1)

The provisions of this Part relating to the solemnisation of marriages in the presence of a marriage celebrant shall not extend, and shall be deemed not to have extended, to any marriage solemnised (whether before or after the commencement of this Act) in accordance with the marriage regulations of the religious Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, or in accordance with those regulations except so far as the regulations may require that marriages be solemnised at a place where public meetings for worship are regularly held:

provided that no such marriage shall be solemnised unless a marriage licence has been issued:

provided also that every such marriage shall be solemnised at a place stated in the marriage licence.

(2)

Every marriage to which this section applies shall be as valid as if solemnised under this Act before a marriage celebrant, and accordingly shall, for the purposes of this Act, wherever necessary be deemed to have been so solemnised.

(3)

[Repealed]

(4)

[Repealed]

(5)

Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit in any way the provisions of section 22 as to the validity of marriages.

Compare: 1940 No 18 s 30

Section 32(1): amended, on 1 January 1977, by section 2(1) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 8).

Section 32(1) second proviso: replaced, on 1 January 1977, by section 5(2) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 8).

Section 32(1) second proviso: amended, on 15 December 1994, by section 2(2) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 153).

Section 32(2): amended, on 1 January 1977, by section 2(1) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 8).

Section 32(3): repealed, on 1 September 1995, by section 96 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995 (1995 No 16).

Section 32(4): repealed, on 1 September 1995, by section 96 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995 (1995 No 16).