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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 361

Unlawful celebration of marriage

361 Unlawful celebration of marriage

Any person who—

(a) celebrates, or attempts or professes to celebrate, the marriage of any person who, to the person’s knowledge, is under the age of 18 years, and is not a widower or widow, without the written consent of some person authorised by law to give such consent, or with a written consent which, to the person’s knowledge, is not given by a person authorised by law to give it; or
(b) celebrates, or attempts or professes to celebrate, any marriage contrary to the provisions of the laws relating to the solemnisation of marriage; or
(c) celebrates, or attempts or professes to celebrate, any marriage in any case in which any provision of those laws has not been complied with, knowing that it has not been complied with; or
(d) induces, or attempts to induce, any person to celebrate the marriage of any person who is to the knowledge of the offender under the age of 18 years, and is not a widower or widow, without the consent mentioned in paragraph (a) , or with a consent which, to the person’s knowledge, is not given by a person authorised by law to give it, or to celebrate any marriage contrary to or without compliance with the laws relating to the solemnisation of marriage; or
(e) marries a person who is, to his or her knowledge, under the age of 18 years, and is not a widow or widower, without the consent mentioned in paragraph (a) , or with a consent which, to his or her knowledge, is not given by a person authorised by law to give it;
is guilty of a misdemeanour, and is liable to imprisonment for 3 years.



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