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  • Louise Truax, Editor, Connecticut Family Law, LexisNexis Practice Guide.
  • 7 Arnold H. Rutkin and Kathleen A. Hogan, Connecticut Practice Series, Family Law and Practice with Forms, 3rd edition. 
    • Chapter 3. Marriage Generally



    P.A. 17-54 - An Act Concerning the Legal Age to Marry in this State. [Summary]

    P.A. 15-214 - An Act Concerning the Validity of Marriages. [Summary]

    P.A. 09-13 - An Act Implementing the Guarantee of Equal Protection Under the Constitution of the State for Same Sex Couples. [Bill Analysis]

    • To implement the decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, provide for the recognition of marriages and relationships providing substantially the same rights, benefits and responsibilities entered into in another state or jurisdiction and provide for the merger of existing civil unions into marriages.

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Marriage - Chapter 815e

  • Sec. 46b-21. Marriage of persons related by consanguinity or affinity prohibited.

  • Sec. 46b-22. Who may join persons in marriage. Penalty for unauthorized performance. 

  • Sec. 46b-22a. Validation of marriages performed by unauthorized justice of the peace or family support referee.

  • Sec. 46b-23. Joining persons in marriage knowingly without authority.

  • Sec. 46b-24. License. Period of validity. Penalty for solemnization without license. Validity of marriage ceremony.

  • Sec. 46b-24a. Validation of marriage occurring in town other than town where license issued.

  • Sec. 46b-25. Application for license.

  • Sec. 46b-28. Validity of marriages celebrated in a foreign country.

  • Sec. 46b-28a. Recognition of marriages and other relationships entered into in another state or jurisdiction.

  • Sec. 46b-28b. Recognition by another state or jurisdiction of marriages entered into in this state.

  • Sec. 46b-29. Marriage of persons under conservatorship.

  • Sec. 46b-30. Marriage of minors.

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