Topics Regulation of 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.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Regulates marriage, including granting the right to marry and establishing rules regarding divorce. May include a definition of marriage, and may or may not be limited to heterosexual couples.


Rights and Duties


divorce; family

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the right to marry?