Gender-equality protection in Matrimonial Canon Law: Forms and cases
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The article focuses on the role of the woman in the canonical marriage, a contract and a sacrament in which the woman has equal rights to the man, and that can be considered as a model of mutual and equal relationship between man and woman. The canonical marriage protects gender-equality both during the stage that precedes entry into marriage, and with any subsequent checks on the valid constitution of the bond of matrimony.