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Does Malaysia allow same-sex marriage? Is same-sex marriage legal in Malaysia?

No. Same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay or homosexual marriage, is invalid and has no legal effect in Malaysia.

Section 69 (d) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976

A marriage which takes place after the appointment date (March 1, 1982) shall be void if the parties are not respectively male and female.


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Last Reviewed :   November 16, 2016
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