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Title:A 'woman to woman' marriage and the repugnancy clause: a case of putting new wine into old bottles
Author:Akpamgbo, C.O.
Year:1977
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:14
Pages:87-95
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:woman-to-woman marriage
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul14&id=91&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:The Nigerian courts should enforce as law customary rules which are not intrinsically or inherently immoral and whose application will not shock the conscience of the society whose customary law is in question. If the local law recognises a 'woman to woman' marriage, and the incidents of such status are sought be enforced, it is not the place of the law to invoke the repugnancy test to exclude the application of such customary rules. Notes; ref. Résumé en; français.
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