Entry #271: Same-sex marriage in Indonesia

Current Version

RegionIndonesia
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusUnrecognized
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionThere is no legal recognition of same-sex unions in Indonesia. Article 1 of the Law No. 1 of the Year 1974 on Marriage states unequivocally that marriage is "a physical and spiritual bond between a man and a woman as husband and wife, having the purpose of establishing a happy and lasting family founded on the Belief in God Almighty".[1] Moreover, Article 2 states that a marriage is only lawful if it is in accordance with the laws of the religions of the respective parties. Meanwhile, Indonesians who have entered into same-sex marriage abroad are not allowed to register their marriage in Indonesia due to Article 1 of the Marriage Act.[2] Additionally, Article 34(1) of the Law No. 23 of the Year 2006 on Civil Administration obliges all marriages to be reported to the local authorities within 60 days after marriage, and the explanation of Article 34(1) states that "marriage" can only be performed by a man and a woman
Sourceshttp://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-still-far-from-a-rainbow-nation/


Revision History (3)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueNot legalUnrecognized

Revision by Antinousosiris

Old Value New Value
ValueUnrecognizedNot legal
Start Date1945-08-180000-01-01
NoteThe date is the ratification of the Indonesian Constitution. Same-sex marriage is not a legislative priority in Indonesia.There is no legal recognition of same-sex unions in Indonesia. Article 1 of the Law No. 1 of the Year 1974 on Marriage states unequivocally that marriage is "a physical and spiritual bond between a man and a woman as husband and wife, having the purpose of establishing a happy and lasting family founded on the Belief in God Almighty".[1] Moreover, Article 2 states that a marriage is only lawful if it is in accordance with the laws of the religions of the respective parties. Meanwhile, Indonesians who have entered into same-sex marriage abroad are not allowed to register their marriage in Indonesia due to Article 1 of the Marriage Act.[2] Additionally, Article 34(1) of the Law No. 23 of the Year 2006 on Civil Administration obliges all marriages to be reported to the local authorities within 60 days after marriage, and the explanation of Article 34(1) states that "marriage" can only be performed by a man and a woman

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueUnrecognized, only same-sex marriage officialUnrecognized
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "We are allowed no matter what"
  • Other information is incorrect "Entry should read that same-sex marriage in Indonesia is unrecognized."

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