Gender-neutral marriage and marriage ceremonies Reference No.: Ju 09.01e

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As of 1 May 2009, new rules concerning marriage and marriage ceremonies will apply. A person's sex no longer has any bearing on the possibility of entering into marriage. The Marriage Code and other statutes involving spouses have been made gender-neutral and the Registered Partnership Act (1994:1117) has been repealed. The new legislation is described briefly in this fact sheet.