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Article 9 - Right to marry and right to found a family

Article 9 - Right to marry and right to found a family

The right to marry and the right to found a family shall be guaranteed in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of these rights.

    Text:

    This Article is based on Article 12 of the ECHR, which reads as follows: "Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family according to the national laws governing the exercising of this right." The wording of the Article has been modernised to cover cases in which national legislation recognises arrangements other than marriage for founding a family. This Article neither prohibits nor imposes the granting of the status of marriage to unions between people of the same sex. This right is thus similar to that afforded by the ECHR, but its scope may be wider when national legislation so provides.

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007

    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.

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    Country:
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    Listina základních práv a svobod
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  • Human Rights Act 1998
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    Human Rights Act 1998
    Country:
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  • Constitutión Española
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    Constitutión Española
    Country:
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  • Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
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    Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
    Country:
    Spain

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  • Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
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    Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
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    Ústava Slovenskej republiky
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    Zákon z 19. januára 2005 o rodine a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov
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    Constituția României
    Country:
    Romania

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  • Constitution of Romania
    URL:
    Constitution of Romania
    Country:
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  • Constituição da República Portuguesa
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    Constituição da República Portuguesa
    Country:
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    URL:
    Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
    Country:
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  • Constitution of the Republic of Poland
    URL:
    Constitution of the Republic of Poland
    Country:
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  • Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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    Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
    Country:
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  • Civil Code, Cap. 16 of the Laws of Malta
    URL:
    Civil Code
    Country:
    Malta

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  • Constitution du Grand Duche de Luxembourg
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    Constitution du Grand Duche de Luxembourg
    Country:
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  • Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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    Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    Country:
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    Article 11.(1) The State guarantees the natural rights of the human person and of the family. Article 21. Civil marriage must always precede the nuptial benediction.

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