South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-10 - Persons who may contract matrimony

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South Carolina Code of Laws - Title 20: Domestic Relations - Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 1: General Provisions

Persons who may contract matrimony

(A) All persons, except mentally incompetent persons and persons whose marriage is prohibited by this section, may lawfully contract matrimony. (B) No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, stepmother, sister, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife, wife's mother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, mother's sister, or another man. (C) No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson, stepfather, brother, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter's husband, husband's father, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson, brother's son, sister's son, father's brother, mother's brother, or another woman.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-1; 1952 Code Section 20-1; 1942 Code Section 8556; 1932 Code Section 8556; Civ. C. '22 Section 5522; Civ. C. '12 Section 3743; Civ. C. '02 Section 2658; G. S. 2026; R. S. 2157; 1712 (2) 476; 1961 (52) 47; 1996 Act No. 327, Section 2, eff May 20, 1996.

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