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Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-07-19:

Marginal note:No prohibition

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), persons related by consanguinity, affinity or adoption are not prohibited from marrying each other by reason only of their relationship.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition

    (2) No person shall marry another person if they are related

    • (a) lineally by consanguinity or adoption;

    • (b) as brother and sister by consanguinity, whether by the whole blood or by the half-blood; or

    • (c) as brother and sister by adoption.

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