SEX NOT A NECESSARY COMPONENT OF MARRIAGE

SEX NOT A NECESSARY COMPONENT OF MARRIAGE

According to Mr Justice Munby in a recent judgment, sex is not a necessary component of marriage, see here.  He said that this judgment would surprise members of the public.

It also surprised me, a lawyer but not a family practitioner.  I had always thought that a marriage could be annulled due to a lack of consummation, although perhaps this makes the marriage voidable but not void.