The Historical Background to the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010

  title={The Historical Background to the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010},
  author={Nicholas Roberts},
  journal={Ecclesiastical Law Journal},
  pages={39 - 56}
  • Nicholas Roberts
  • Published 13 December 2010
  • History, Law
  • Ecclesiastical Law Journal
The Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 illustrates that a disestablished church will always occupy an intermediate position between an established church and one which has never been established: the Church in Wales needed an Act to reform its marriage law, whereas paradoxically the Church of England legislated for itself by Measure. The article outlines how the provisions on marriage evolved during the passage of the disestablishment legislation; accepts the validity of contemporaneous arguments based… 
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