General Assembly Resolution # 200
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,
Recognizing civil marriage as a secular institution that exists in many, if not most, member states,
Realizing that people who are married often migrate or travel to different member states,
Believing that such marriages should remain valid in foreign member states and that those people should not be burdened with having to remarry after moving to different member states,
1. Requires every member state to provide every foreign marriage that meets all of the following conditions the same legal recognition as a domestic marriage:
The marriage was performed legally under the jurisdiction of a foreign member state, and that marriage remains legally valid in that same foreign member state;
The marriage does not violate World Assembly law; and
The marriage would be legally valid if it had been performed domestically;
2. Declares that marriage, as used in this resolution, refers to civil marriages (social unions of individuals provided legal recognition by governmental authorities) as well as other sorts of civil unions or civil partnerships of similar legal effect;
3. Further declares that member state, as used in this resolution, refers to member states as well as their political subdivisions; and
4. Affirms that this resolution has absolutely no effect on religious practices and that member states are not required by this resolution to recognize marriage or similar unions.