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Do you mean that you do not intend to tell the Minister that you are already married to each other?
The second 'marriage" would in fact not be a legal marriage at all
There would be nothing illegal about it - it just would not be a legal marriage
Ok Thank you Claire..... I'm aware the second marriage has taken place. If it's not legal, should it be reported to the Police and under what law is it illegal?
Just seen your other answer.... but if its not legal, how can it not be illegal?
It does not need to be reported to the Police - there has been no criminal offence - there has just been a nice ceremony that ha sno legal force.
Oh ok.... seem pointless having Banns read, stating to the Church that you're single, when you're already married! In effect getting a false marriage certificate....
Thanks for your opinion
If they had not been "marrying" each other again then it would have been bigamy which is indeed a criminal offence.
as it is the process is pointless - and it is quite possible that the Church minister involved would be both insulted
and even distressed that he or she had been involved in the farce
and technically the couple will have lied to the Registrar on Oath
I agree with you - it appears to be a ridiculous process to follow when their marriage date will remain the date of the first ceremony and the second will have no legal meaning