Family Law pp 15-25 | Cite as

Contracting a Valid Marriage

  • Kate Standley
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series


To contract a valid marriage both parties must have the capacity to marry and must comply with certain legal formalities. Failure to comply with the rules relating to capacity to marry and the formalities of marriage may render a marriage void (see 2.3 below).


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Further Reading

  1. Anderson, ‘Registered personal relationships’ [1997] Fam Law 174.Google Scholar
  2. Armstrong and Walton, ‘Transsexuals and the law’ (1990) 140 NLJ 1384.Google Scholar
  3. Barton, The homosexual in the family’ [1996] Fam Law 626.Google Scholar
  4. Bradney, ‘Transsexuals and the law’ [1987] Fam Law 350.Google Scholar
  5. Broberg, ‘The registered partnership for same-sex couples in Denmark’ [1996] 8 CFLQ 149.Google Scholar
  6. Farran, ‘Transsexual parents’ [1996] Fam Law 244.Google Scholar
  7. Heinze, Sexual Orientation: A Human Right — An Essay on International Human Rights Law, Martinus Nijhoff, 1995.Google Scholar
  8. Norrie, ‘Reproductive technology, transsexualism and homosexuality: new problems for international private law’ (1994) 43 ICLQ 757.Google Scholar
  9. Wintemute, Sexual Orientation and Human Rights — the United States Constitution, the European Convention and the Canadian Charter, Clarendon Press, 1995.Google Scholar

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© Kate Standley 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Standley
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  1. 1.University of EssexUK

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