Legal definition of marriage
'The voluntary union of one man with one women for life'. A marriage comes to and end by divorce. some people do not legally terminate the marriage and may separate. A person cannot re mary unless they are either widowed or divorced.
who can get married
According to the law of the Uk , a man and a woman may marry if they are both 16 years or over and free to marry, that is, if they are single ,widowed or divorced ,or if they were in a civil partnership which has been dissolved.
In the UK people cannot marry if they are:
- aged 16-17 who do not have parental concent
- people of th esame sex .However ,a same sex couple can register a civil partnership instaed, which will give the partners many, if not all,the rights of married couples .for tansexual people, the relevent gender is the one on their current birth certificate.