prohibited degrees

prohibited degrees

the relationships between persons that make it illegal for them to marry. These vary from time to time and place to place but usually include the immediate family. They may extend to grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces or further. Particular situations sometimes require special consideration, as for example the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act 1986, which permited marriage between a man and a woman who is the daughter or granddaughter of a former spouse of his if both the parties are over 21 and the younger party had not, before attaining the age of 18, been a child of the family. Proposals are before the Scottish Parliament to liberalize the position there.
References in classic literature ?
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
Section 2(2) of the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act, SC 1990, c 46 bars someone from marrying "another person if they are related lineally, or as brother or sister or half-brother or half-sister, including by adoption." Lineal relationship is not defined, but would include close, direct relatives by blood or adoption such as grandparent-grandchild, parent-child, and siblings.
4) provides a straightforward and detailed account of the numerous Qur'anic provisions that serve as points of departure for jurists' regulations of the marriage portion, guardianship, prohibited degrees of kinship, divorce, and menstruation.
Finally, on December 17, 1991, the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act (12) became the law of the land.
Previously they would have been within the "prohibited degrees" preventing them from marrying.
Information on its website says: "The woman receiving treatment with donor sperm (or embryos created with donor sperm) can consent to any man or woman being the father or second parent as long as they are not "within prohibited degrees of relationship in relation to each other" as outlined in the law (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008).
In fact he soon married the younger of the two women, whose name was Aelfgifu and who was apparently within the prohibited degrees of kinship with him (she may have been his third cousin).
For long, it has been a matter of custom in Andhra Pradesh for maternal uncles and their nieces, as well as maternal cousins to inter- marry, though such marriages fall under the Prohibited Degrees of Relationship under Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act.
"It could be declared null and void if it is declared that they fall within the prohibited degrees of relationship.
The statutory provisions on prohibited degrees of relationship date back to the Marriage Act of 1537, The man is prevented from marrying the woman under the law in respect of Consanguinity and Affinity Relationships.