New Marriage Law

Law of China regarding marriage / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The New Marriage Law (also First Marriage Law, Chinese: 新婚姻法; pinyin: Xīn Hūnyīn Fǎ) was a civil marriage law passed in the People's Republic of China on May 1, 1950. It was a radical change from existing patriarchal Chinese marriage customs, and needed constant support from propaganda campaigns. It has since been superseded by the Second Marriage Law of 1980. It was formally repealed by the Civil Code in 2021.[1]

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A marriage certificate issued in 1970. The certificate stressed the couple were "marrying voluntarily" and in accordance to the New Marriage Law; a piece of Mao Zedong's quotation was stated to the right of the certificate

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