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The Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Solemnisation of religious marriage

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15.—(1) A religious marriage shall not be solemnised by an officiant unless—

(a)the parties in person have produced to him before the marriage ceremony a marriage schedule in respect of the marriage issued in accordance with Article 7;

(b)both parties to the marriage are present; and

(c)two persons professing to be 16 or over are present as witnesses.

(2) An officiant shall not solemnise a religious marriage except in accordance with a form of ceremony which—

(a)is recognised by the religious body of which he is a member; and

(b)includes and is in no way inconsistent with an appropriate declaration within the meaning of Article 10(3).

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