Topics Provision for civil marriage

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

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Recognizes secular marriages performed by a government official or other so empowered individuals, or religious marriages that also involve a license from the state.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Is there a constitutional provision for civil marriage?