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Act 22, 2012 (XXII) – Act declaring the Church’s Confessional Position on Marriage. 23rd May 2012.

1. The policy of the Free Church of Scotland on marriage is set out in the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 24, to which standard all ministers and office-bearers subscribe at their ordination. In particular paragraph 1 states that:

“marriage is to be between one man and one woman: neither is it lawful for any man to have more than one wife, nor for any woman to have more than one husband, at the same time.”

2. Consequently, all ministers of the Free Church of Scotland are bound by their subscription to solemnise only such marriages as conform to this standard.