Civil marriage facts for kids
At present the law allows same-sex marriages as well as man/woman marriages, and both religious and civil settings are possible.
England and Wales
The Act of 1753 did not apply in Scotland. Marriages were, of course, done in churches. But actually it was enough for a couple to state their commitment in front of witnesses. A registrar would record the marriage. This was a type of common law marriage.
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People leaving the town hall of Høje, Denmark following a civil marriage
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