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Are there religions that don't allow 2nd marriages and are Catholics the only one who have an annulment clause?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Just to be clear - annulments are also a legal declaration (not just a Catholic thing). An annulment doens't end a marriage, it just declares that what was necessary for a valid marriage wasn't present at the wedding ceremony, so the marriage is null/void.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 8:09 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Islam allows for women to ask for annulments under conditions but it must be used as a last resort and not simply for petty reasons.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:30 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Annulments are given so that a person can remarry in the church. An annulment is a Catholic church is not automatic and is very hard to get. There are very specific steps to follow and certain circumstances that have to be met in order to get the annulment. In the Catholic church, an annulment makes the marriage invalid, like it never happened. Usually, annulments are given in cases of abuse, misrepresentation in the marriage (in things said to get married in the first place). A Catholic Archidiocese can deny an annulment.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • My great-grandma was an old school southern baptist and her church believed that God only recognized the first marriage no matter the situation- even if one spouse dies. So I think it just depends on the religion.
    ave.maria.

    Answer by ave.maria. at 10:59 AM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Annulments are given so that a person can remarry in the church.


    Techinically annulments are declared because what was necessary for a valid marriage didn't exist at the time of the wedding.  So it's not really to "remarry" in the church (since they weren't married the first time).  It's to determine the status of the previous marriage in order to determine if the person is free to get married in the church.  Someone can get an annulment with no intention of getting married. 


    In the Catholic church, an annulment makes the marriage invalid,


    Sorry to be picky, but the annulment doesn't make the marriage invalid - the marriage was invalid, an annulment is just the official declaration of that fact.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:42 AM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Usually, annulments are given in cases of abuse,


     Annulments are not give based on what happened after the marriage - but based on what existing at the time the wedding took place. Often in cases of abuse, the abuse started before the wedding so it may be determined that one of the parties was coerced into the marriage or one of the parties wasn't able to totally consent with full understanding to the marriage, so then the marriage would be null/void.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:43 AM on Oct. 17, 2009

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