Any person or religious society having authority to solemnize civil unions who performs a civil union solemnization without the presentation of a license issued pursuant to this chapter, or who performs the same prior to the expiration of 24 hours from the time of the issuance of the license or more than 30 days after the time of the issuance of the license, shall be imprisoned not more than 6 months or fined not more than $500, or both. Any person or religious society having authority to solemnize civil unions who shall make any false certificate of civil union shall be fined $100. The Superior Court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction over all proceedings for violations of this section.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 211
- Civil union: means a legal union between 2 individuals of the same sex established pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 201
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.