Gender-neutral marriage and marriage ceremonies
- Publication date:
- 30 April 2009
- Information material
- Ministry of Justice
The material is free of charge.
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other statutes involving spouses have been made gender-neutral and the Registered Partnership Act (1994:1117) has been repealed.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.