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Domestic Relations – Marriage Affirmance (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court denies a “Petition to Affirm a Marriage” filed by a couple that underwent an Islamic religious marriage ceremony performed by a religious authority, but who had no civil marriage license. Petitioners ask that their marriage be affirmed pursuant to Va. Code §§ 20-90 and 20-31. Reading those two statutes together, a marriage ...